News from Horia Colibășanu

Manaslu New Route Expedition Update

“I am in Jomsom, acclimatized for 5,400m. I will fly to Pokhara, most likely tomorrow, where we will decide how to approach Manaslu “, Horia Colibășanu informed his team today, April 5.

Jomsom (2,700m alt.), is located in Mustang district, near the border with Tibet.

Horia Colibășanu is a Romanian high-altitude mountaineer, atop of seven 8,000-meter summits so far. This spring, he teamed up with Peter Hamor (Slovakia), in an attempt to open a new route on Manaslu (8,163m), Northside.

Colibășanu and Hamor have climbed as a team before. They don’t use supplementary oxygen or high-altitude Sherpa.

The Romanian mountaineer successfully climbed Manaslu in 2006, with Spaniard Iňaki Ochoa de Olza (1967-2008) as rope partner.

The mountains Colibășanu climbed include K2 (8,611m), Annapurna (8,091) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m), three of the world’s most dangerous eight-thousanders.

(Image from Jomsom, Larisa Ghițulescu archive)