Himalayan Update: Summits Bids On Manaslu and Cho Oyu

MountEverest.net brings us more news from the Himalaya this morning with reports that summit bids are about to get underway, as Fall officially arrives.

On Manaslu, the mixed Canadian/International Team have now gone up to 6900m, well past C2. They’ve been fixing ropes and acclimatizing as they go, but report that the weather has been unstable, with plenty of snowfall on the mountain in recent days. If everything goes as planned, and the weather cooperates, the team will begin their summit bid sometime in the next five days.

Edurne Pasaban has arrived at ABC and is making preparations for her third major summit of the year, and her tenth overall 8000m peak. She reports that while things are good in camp, she is feeling a bit tired and has had a rough go of it lately. I imagine three expeditions in one year will do that to you however. Hey Edurne! Once you get settled in, be sure to say hell to our friend Alan while you’re in the neighborhood. 😉

Things are heating up on Cho Oyu as not only are the Singapore Girls making their summit bid, but they’ll soon be joined by The Alpine Ascents Team who hope to set off by Sunday. Meanwhile, The Seven Summits Club reports that the weather is warm on the mountain, but unstable, with the climbers experiencing all kinds of weather throughout the day. They are currently en route from Base Camp to ABC.

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