Waiting for the Weather Window

Clear skies made for beautiful light on Manaslu this morning. (📸: Terray Sylvester)

The team all gathered today in Manaslu base camp as they keep their eyes peeled for a weather window to make their summit push. It was a nice day in base camp, spent resting, watching a movie, and eating good meals! Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester, checks in from Manaslu base camp:

Hello! This is Terray calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Manaslu (8156m/26,759ft) expedition – it’s September 23rd.

Today our climber who’d been up in Camp 3 (6800m/22,310ft) came down to base camp (4859m/15,944ft). So the whole team is here in base camp now and we’re planning to rest for a few nights before starting our summit push – we’re still looking for a nice weather window for that.

Today was a pleasant day in base camp – sunny skies in the morning, then a bit of rain during the day, and now clear, starry skies at night. We just finished dinner – it was barbecue chicken, watched Deadpool, and now we’re heading to bed.

All is well here in Nepal! We’ll be in touch tomorrow.


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