NEWSLETTERS - Manaslu 2010

Newsletter 1811 October 2010

A trip to "Last Resort" Just when we thought it was all over and we could relax in Thamels bars and massage parlours Russell produced a sting in the tail: a trip to the aptly named...

Newsletter 173 October 2010

Packing up The Himex team is just packing up our base camp and getting ready to leave for Samagoan tomorrow morning. But before we shut everything down, we would like to share this beautiful...

Newsletter 162 October 2010

Himex has done it again I would like to start this Newsletter by saying how much we missed Aaron on our summit push on 1st October. Unfortunately our great team member had to leave the...

Newsletter 151 October 2010

The team reaches the summit The team summited Manaslu today between 10:30 and 11:30 am. They had exceptional weather and even the wind died down a little to allow a good summit day. They are...

Newsletter 1430 September 2010

Windy weather and summit attempt The team are hunkered down at camp 4. Everyone is well. The winds are intense and we all have our fingers crossed in the hope that they will drop somewhat...

Newsletter 1329 September 2010

A brief update of what is happening with the team on Manaslu. All members made it to camp 3 today and are well. Pieter and Suzuki have decided to turn around and they are on their way back...

Newsletter 1226 September 2010

Himex takes home Manaslu cricket trophy The international Himex cricket team has become one of the highest cricket champions after winning the long-awaited match on the famous cricket grounds...

Newsletter 1124 September 2010

Horizontal Limits After having been up higher on the mountain for four nights we are back down at base camp enjoying showers, good food, clean clothes and actually standing upright....

Newsletter 1019 September 2010

Here comes the rain again Despite Phurba Tashi’s prediction for better weather with the Buddhist calendar having moved from summer to autumn a couple of days ago, we are still stuck at...

Newsletter 917 September 2010

Power shortages, musical delights and a cricket match So here we are, surrounded by clouds and rain and the most sought after item is certainly the umbrella, which is used to walk across base...

Newsletter 815 September 2010

The first taste of proper mountaineering The last three days were spent with climbing, plodding across the glacier, boiling water, resting in our tents, sheltering from the rain, snow and...

Newsletter 713 September 2010

Singing and praying in the rain Despite the change in the weather on Saturday, our Puja day turned out to be a rather wet and grey day with the whole of base camp being engulfed in a huge...

Newsletter 612 September 2010

Manaslu vs Everest On Saturday morning, we were woken to the sound of gear sorting and when I looked out of my tent at 6am I saw the Sherpas heading up the hill towards Camp I. “They...

Newsletter 510 September 2010

Old school climbing gear and an outing to Camp I On Friday, we had the opportunity to put to practice what we had learned during our fixed rope training session the previous day. After...

Newsletter 48 September 2010

Secrets, Songs and Salted Plums Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m), 8 September 2010 – Tuesday saw another rainy day and most of the Himex members and crew were tucked up in their tents,...

Newsletter 37 September 2010

Building bridges to base camp Manaslu Base Camp(4,700m), 6 September 2010 - After more than a week at Samagoan, the Himex team has finally arrived at Manaslu base camp, which will be their...

Newsletter 25 September 2010

A wet glimpse of base camp Samagoan, 5 September 2010 - The Himex Manaslu team is finally reunited after most of the members had taken a helicopter to the village of Samagoan on Sunday, 29...

Newsletter 126 August 2010

The Manaslu season has kicked off Himex is back in Kathmandu and the Manaslu team is slowly trickling in. Russell and our expedition doctor, Monica Piris, arrived in the Nepalese capital a...