Acclimatizing in Samagaun!
The team spent today acclimatizing around Samagaun at over 3,530m/11,500ft. During their acclimatization hikes, our team visited a glacial lake at the foot of the Manaslu Glacier, as well as an ancient monastery in Samagaun. Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester, checks in with today’s dispatch from Samagaun:
Hello! This is Terray calling in for the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Manaslu expedition – It’s September 2nd.
This morning we had breakfast, then hiked up to Birendra Tal (3,691m/12,110ft), which is a glacial lake just below the bottom of the Manaslu glacier, a little ways above the town of Sama where we’re staying. It’s a beautiful glacially tinted lake – bright green! So we rested there for a bit, then came back for lunch.
In the afternoon we walked down towards Shala, which is the next town below Samagaun. The weather was really nice this morning, just partly cloudy with some sunny skies.
We’re looking forward to another day of acclimatization here in Samagaun tomorrow! We’ll be in touch.
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
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