NEWSLETTERS - Manaslu 2011

Newsletter 1210 October 2011

Back in Kathmandu

 First of all, Himalayan Experience would like to apologise for getting the numbers of this season’s Manaslu summiteers slightly wrong. In our last newsletter, we stated that 46 people had reached the summit of the eighth highest peak in the world, however, after our Sirdar Phurba Tashi got back to base camp, we compared figures and noticed that instead of 23 Sherpas, ‘only’ 21 Sherpas had reached the top, reducing this number to 44. Despite this minor mistake, Himalayan Experience has still succeeded in almost putting 10 percent of the total ascents since 1956 on the summit in two days.


Please find below the complete list, including exact summit times for all the members and Sherpas.


4th October 2011

09.24    Dorgee Sonam

09.24    Galgen Dorgee

09.24    Nigma Chhiring


09.44    Herbert HELLMUTH

09.44    Lhakpa Nuru


09.49    Jaime AVILA

09.49    Voldemars SPRUZS

09.49    Kristine KRAVCOVA

09.49    David McKINLEY

09.49    Urken

09.49    Dawa Tenzing


10.23    Rumiko SAITO

10.23    Noboru KUDO

10.23    Rita Dorjee

10.23    Nima Sona


11.04    Ryuseki HIRAOKA

11.04    Makoto FUJIKAWA

11.04    Yoshiki SAKAI

11.04    Nima Tenzing

11.04    Narwang Tenzing


11.38    Pierre GODOF    (no oxygen)

11.38    Son Dorgee


13.55    Billi BIERLING (no oxygen)

13.55    Pasang Karmi




5ht October 2011

08.41    Brian WARREN

08.41    Karl HINETT

08.41    Pasang Nima


08.45    Maninora RAI

08.45    Ang Nuru


08.52    Kenneth SAULS

08.52    Phura Namgel


08.56    Francis ATKINSON

08.56    Tashi Tshering


08.58    Jaco VAN GASS

08.58    Ang Pinjo


09.01    Adrian BALLINGER

09.01    David WISEMAN

09.01    Lhakpa Nuru (Young)


09.09    Sergey BARANOV

09.09    Martin HEWITT

09.09    Phurba Tashi

09.09    Sonam Tashi


10.25    Andrew HAWKINS

10.25    Tashi Chhiring


In the meantime, everyone has arrived back in Kathmandu, enjoying the good food, cold drinks, showers, laundry service and all other amenities of the Hyatt hotel. “The expedition was great but I am looking forward to sleeping in a proper bed again,” said Jaime when he arrived at the Hyatt. “It is also interesting to see everyone so clean and shaven and I guess most climbers have rejuvenated immensely since they had their showers t the hotel,” he continued.