Season’s First Casualty on Manaslu

Base Camp, Manaslu.

A Polish woman has died in this fall’s first casualty on Manaslu. Fifty-year-old Rita Donata Bladyko had reached just above Camp 4 at 8,000m on a five-person Polish expedition. She complained of hypothermia and had to descend, helped by her teammates, according to The Himalayan Times. Bladyko died at Camp 3, presumably of altitude issues.

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Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

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R. I. P. So sorry for the brave Lady and hug to the familly.