Annapurna and Manaslu: Climbers On the Move

“Looks like a little weather window is creeping up….Let’s see where it takes us,” wrote Adriana Brownlee, who is part of the only team currently on Manaslu. The snow is far from stable, but the climbers want to acclimatize and fix the route to Camp 4 as soon as possible.

Gelje Sherpa posted photos today of shoveling snow in Camp 1, but he probably shot the scene two days ago on their first attempt up the mountain.

Climbers shovel snow to unbury tents covered in fresh snow.

Cleaning work at Camp 1.


Some climbers are also on the go on Annapurna, thanks to the fixed ropes that already reach Camp 2. On this first foray, Sajid Sadpara is joining fellow Pakistani Shehroze Kashif. Others, such as Arjun Vajpai of India, fly into Base Camp today.

Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides graduated university in journalism and specializes in high-altitude mountaineering and expedition news. She has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of local and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporations, press manager and communication executive, and a published author.