Manaslu New Route: Work in Progress

May 18 – Peter Hámor and Horia Colibășanu spent the night at the altitude of 4,800m, on the Northside of the mountain.

Hámor (Slovakia) and Colibășanu (Romania) left for the glacier on May 17. “Everything OK”, texted the Romanian climber via sat phone.

The team reached the summit of Manaslu (8,163m) on May 10, on the standard route (N-E), without bottled oxygen and Sherpa. Thus, they acclimatized to high-altitude, and are now climbing in alpine style.

“The ascent and descent is planned for seven or eight days, with the key technical points above 7,000 metres,” Hámor wrote on his Facebook page.

Peter Hámor has been atop of 13/14 eight-thousanders, while Colibășanu climbed seven of them.

The Romanian mountaineer who climbed Manaslu in 2006 for the first time returned to this mountain ten years later to team up with Hámor for the new route attempt.

Photo source: Peter Hámor