All the members of our group are in the base camp, safe. Rescue operations are underway on the slopes of Manaslu

News of the Project 8000.guide. This morning, on the slopes of Manaslu, just below Camp 4, an avalanche hit a group of Sherpas who were lifting loads to the assault camp. Information about passing rescue is updated all the time, you can ... read more

News of the Project 8000.guide. This morning, on the slopes of Manaslu, just below Camp 4, an avalanche hit a group of Sherpas who were lifting loads to the assault camp.  Information about passing rescue is updated all the time, you can follow on the website https://thehimalayantimes.com . According to reports, 12 people were injured, some of them seriously, or even in critical condition.  Some of them have already been taken to hospitals.  Rescue operations are complicated by bad weather.

The group of the 7 Summits Club is in full force at the base camp, in complete safety.  The team planned to start climbing tomorrow. However, this exit probably will not take place. First you need to wait for the end of the rescue work and assess the real state of the route. Today is a hard day at Manaslu. First came the message that when descending from the top, the famous American athlete Hilaree Nelson fell into a crevasse and probably died, then the avalanche.

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu is resting and preparing to storm the summit

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin reports from Pakistan: News of the Project 8000.guide, from the expedition on Manaslu. We are resting, trying to decide when to go climbing. Two participants stayed to rest at the base camp, two ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin reports from Pakistan:

News of the Project 8000.guide, from the expedition on Manaslu. We are resting, trying to decide when to go climbing. Two participants stayed to rest at the base camp, two went down to Samagaon (3550m) by helicopter. Simone Moro was the pilot. He decided to show his skills. We went down in a minute, we had to blow through. One participant flew to Kathmandu due to business necessity. In a few days, the weather promises to improve, but the wind is increasing.

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club descended to the Manaslu base camp, refusing to attempt summit climb in this exit

Sergey Larin, the head of the expedition to Manaslu reports from Nepal: News of the project 8000.guide. Today, on 21.09, our team went down to the base camp. We were ready to climb. We headed up with this thought and preparation. Our ... read more

Sergey Larin, the head of the expedition to Manaslu reports from Nepal:

News of the project 8000.guide. Today, on 21.09, our team went down to the base camp. We were ready to climb. We headed up with this thought and preparation. Our acclimatization was not quite final, but the planned amount of oxygen allowed us to make the ascent. However, the weather has spoken its word!  The ropes fixed by the Nims team to the top became useless under a meter-thick layer of snow. And the assault camp on the 7400 is not installed and equipped. We spent the night at 6800, this is Camp 3. The team does not lose hope, despite the fact that it will most likely have to reschedule tickets. By the way, on the 17th day we found out that our expedition is international. Yuri Lukyanov is a representative of Kazakhstan. It's a rest now. Another confirmation that patience is the main thing in high-altitude mountaineering. By the way, there are also traffic jams on Manaslu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the high-altitude Camp 3 on the slopes of Manaslu

News from the Manaslu expedition led by Sergey Larin. Project guide.8000 (14 eight-thousandths). Today our expedition in full force reached the high-altitude camp 3 (7000 m). All participants feel well. Tomorrow, according to the plan, the ... read more

News from the Manaslu expedition led by Sergey Larin.  Project guide.8000 (14 eight-thousandths). Today our expedition in full force reached the high-altitude camp 3 (7000 m). All participants feel well. Tomorrow, according to the plan, the team will move to Camp 4 (7400m) and on the same night they will start for the final summit push. That is, the assault on the summit is planned for the morning of September 22. Wish good luck to our team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next changes in the schedule of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu. Bad weather again delayed the exit

Sergey Larin, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu reports from Nepal: News of the project 8000.guide. Our plans have changed once again due to the change in the forecast and the actual weather. Today, 17.09, we ... read more

Sergey Larin, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu reports from Nepal:

News of the project 8000.guide.  Our plans have changed once again due to the change in the forecast and the actual weather.  Today, 17.09, we held training with oxygen equipment. We're going up tomorrow after all. There will be no communication for several days.

 

 Our friend Tashi Sherpa sent photos and videos from the Manaslu base camp, where in total there is also a section of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Sergey Larin. On the eve of the traditional puja ceremony took place under the incessant rain and the climbers received a blessing for a successful ascent and descent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu. While waiting for the puja, the group is training near the base camp

Sergey Larin, leader of the expedition on Manaslu, from Nepal: News of the program 8000.guide. 13.09. Day of rest at the base camp. Puja, as it turned out, is scheduled for 15. 09. And this makes adjustments to our plans. Now we can start ... read more

Sergey Larin, leader of the expedition on Manaslu, from Nepal:

News of the program 8000.guide.

13.09. Day of rest at the base camp. Puja, as it turned out, is scheduled for 15. 09. And this makes adjustments to our plans. Now we can start further acclimatization only on September 16. Going out without puja is not good for karma. We decided not to spoil karma.

14.09. We held ice classes in the rain. We are already used to rain and fog.

Simone Moro flew into the base camp, but he can't fly down yet because of the weather.

He participated in the rescue work here. In difficult conditions, he removed a climber from Dubai from the route, who became ill at 6400.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergey Larin, leader of the expedition on Manaslu, from Nepal:

News of the Project 8000.guide. 10.09. A day of rest at the base camp. 11.09. Acclimatization rotation to Camp 1 (5650m) with overnight stay. The base camp stretches along the slope for 150m, we are at an altitude of 4860m at the very ... read more

News of the Project 8000.guide.

10.09.  A day of rest at the base camp.

11.09. Acclimatization rotation to Camp 1 (5650m) with overnight stay. The base camp stretches along the slope for 150m, we are at an altitude of 4860m at the very beginning of the camp. There is a wet corner here, there is less precipitation below and above, but there is no better place for a camp. It rains every day, sometimes turning into sleet, most of the time we are in a cloud. But our tents are adapted to this climate, completely waterproof, insulated, with beds and mattresses.

12.09. All participants went down to the base after acclimatization rotation. It's all good. Everyone tolerates high altitude well.  We had shower and rest.

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club moved to the Manaslu base camp. Everything is going according to plan

Sergey Larin, leader of the expedition on Manaslu, from Nepal: News 7 Project 8000.guide. Since the Internet was turned off for several days due to clouds, news has accumulated, which I am sending now. 7.09. Acclimatization rotation from ... read more

Sergey Larin, leader of the expedition on Manaslu, from Nepal:

News 7 Project 8000.guide. Since the Internet was turned off for several days due to clouds, news has accumulated, which I am sending now. 

7.09. Acclimatization rotation from the loggia in Samagaon to the lake, and then to the village of Samdu.

8.09. Acclimatization rotation to the monastery and the place where the hermits live at 4100m. A unique, little-visited place.

9.09. Move to the base camp at 4800m. All participants feel well. So far, everything is going according to plan, according to the program. Our tents are located first at the entrance to the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu arrived by helicopter in the village of Samagaun

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin reports from Nepal: News from the 14x8000 project team. Today, on September 6th, as planned, we flew by helicopter to the village of Samagaun, Moonshine according to Russian (3800m), to the ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin reports from Nepal: 

News from the 14x8000 project team. Today, on September 6th, as planned, we flew by helicopter to the village of Samagaun, Moonshine according to Russian (3800m), to the starting point for the start of the ascent to Manaslu. The weather was  good for flying, we were lucky. Moonshine is not made here for some reason, but Ruslan vodka is sold. The Ruslan vodka bottling plant was built in Nepal under the USSR with the assistance of the Moscow Crystal Plant. We plan to spend three nights here for acclimatization.

 

 

 

 

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu has started, climbing permits have already been obtained

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin reports from Nepal: A new project 8000. Guide. It begins with the expedition on Manaslu (8156m) and continues along the list, which, as you know, includes 14 items. The first participants have ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin reports from Nepal:  A new project “8000. Guide”. It begins with the expedition on Manaslu (8156m) and continues along the list, which, as you know, includes 14 items. The first participants have already arrived in Kathmandu. There are 5 people in the climbing group with me and one person with a permit to the base camp. The climbing permit has just been received. I signed the papers on 10 sheets. It seems that the monsoon has not completely left Nepal yet. Such weather is common for September. But the ascent on Manaslu is carried out at the end of September, Because, despite the abundance of precipitation, it is still warm at altitude and not such strong winds.