Manaslu Expedition Conclusion

Photo pulled from the Madison Mountaineering archive. (📸: Terray Sylvester)
Our Manaslu (8156m/26,759ft) team is now safely off the mountain and heading home. We are grateful they were lucky to have missed the avalanches reported in recent days. All equipment has been carried down from our high camps, and the base camp (4859m/15,944ft) crew is beginning to pack up.

Due to the lingering monsoon and heavy precipitation in western Nepal, as well as the continuous snowfall and bad weather, the route conditions on Manaslu are unsafe for us to proceed. There have been multiple avalanches in recent days causing fatalities and injuries. We are saddened by the events that have transpired and our hearts go out to those who have lost a loved one in these events.

The Madison Mountaineering team went into this expedition very excited to climb to the true summit of Manaslu. However, the mountain had other plans. We are thankful we can walk away and return to climb another day.

Up next is our Ama Dablam expedition beginning October 20th in Nepal. Our fingers are crossed for good weather and route conditions… Stay tuned!!!
Prayer flags among foliage during the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Manaslu expedition. (📸: Terray Sylvester)

Prayer flags among foliage during the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Manaslu expedition. (📸: Terray Sylvester)

Prayer flags hung below Manaslu. (📸: Terray Sylvester)

Prayer flags hung below Manaslu. (📸: Terray Sylvester)


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  1. Derek Bellis
    Derek Bellis says:

    Really happy the guys are safe after all the avalanches and the deaths on Manaslu. Although not a climber myself, I will trek the Manaslu circuit next year and say a little prayer for those who have passed away this season. Better luck next time guys.

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