Manaslu: Txikon Retreats

Something went wrong with Alex Txikon’s summit plans. This morning, the team left Camp 3 at 6,550m as planned, but stopped at around 6,750m. Txikon’s tracker showed lines going to and fro as if the climbers were looking for a route and couldn’t find it.

By noon local time, they had returned to Camp 3. Presently, they continued marching down. By dusk, they were past Camp 1. We expect to hear news from them soon.

Alex Txikon’s tracker located him back in Camp 3 at noon local time. Illustration: Alex Txikon/