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I did it

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This is just a brief update to let you know that I have done it! I summited Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, without the use of supplementary oxygen!

I will write more and post some pictures once I get back to Kathmandu or Switzerland, where I will be working for the next 4 months.

Thanks again for all your support and I can tell you – I am very happy to have summited an 8,000m peak without oxygen.

Manaslu taken by Alex Treadway
Manaslu taken by Alex Treadway

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  1. Steffi

    Liebe Billi, herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem besonderen Gipfelerfolg!! Ich freue mich Dich im April wieder zu sehen, dann musst Du mir unbedingt alles erzählen. Bis dahin sei lieb gegrüßt und geniesse den “after summit blues”! Steffi

  2. Serena

    Well done Billi!!! Without oxygen too – wow! And I see Chrissie just won ironman too in difficult circumstances… you are both heroines!!!!

  3. Gemma

    Wow! Congrats Billi

  4. Sascha

    Congratulations Billi! Photo looks great – definitely not the worst in the world.

  5. Kate

    Awesome work Billi! Congratulations!

  6. claudi

    unglaublich – ganz herzlichen Glueckwunsch von uns. Freuen uns, dass Du gesund wieder da bist. Clive fragt:”Oh, she did it without oxygen, does that mean she held her breath all the way up?!?” Viele Bussis, Claudi und Clive mit Tilda

  7. Team Milo

    cool. and relieved. Dxx

  8. Lizzy Hawker

    Dear Billi, just fantastic – I’m so happy for you 🙂 hope you have safe and swift return to KTM. I’m here but maybe we leave for Kanchenjunga before you are back ….. so the BIG HUG might have to wait until I’m home in Switzerland!! Congrats too on the job – where will you be?
    big hug and much, much love,
    Lizzy 🙂

  9. Susan

    Dearest Billi, congratulations!!! You make us proud! Speak soon. Much love and lots of hugs from Florida. slr

  10. markus

    so GREAT – no more words !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Clare

    woohoo!!!! congratulations you amazing woman you! so excited for you, well done!!! And just happy you back down and writing to tell us lowlanders all about it!

  12. Sonja

    Wow! That’s amazing, congratulations

  13. Marion

    Mei, Billi, das ist ja der Gipfel! Herzlichste Gratulation! Dickes Bussi. Bin stolz auf Dich.

  14. Baba

    Supi, gratuliere!!!! Und hoffentlich bis bald, BIG hug, xx

  15. Beth

    Dear Billi,
    Way to go! That is a fabulous accomplishment. I’m so happy for you!!! Can’t wait to hear the story and see the pics. Awesome and amazing.

    Where’s Robot when we need him? :-)) He’s been a bit MIA while we sat chewing our nails waiting for word. Seriously, tell him thanx from all of us.
    Have a safe trip back and hugs from the U.S.

  16. Declan

    Congratulations Billi! Well done!! Glad that you made it – and safely, at that! Big hugs ’til we meet in da ‘du! :o), d.

  17. Burgi

    Dear Billi, great news! Congratulations! We are looking forward to having you here with us next Monday.
    Have a safe trip home and take good care, Burgi

  18. Alex

    B!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done you, you really ARE an amazing woman! Looks like I’m just going to miss you in the do. Huge hugs and get home safely. Hugs, Alex xxx

  19. mama

    bin soooo froh, dass ich wieder was von dir gehört habe gratuliere dir zu deiner tollen Leistung, bin sehr stolz auf dich und sehr beruhigt,dass du dich vorerst mal wieder in flacheren Ebenen tummelst dickes Bussi mama

  20. Nonna

    wow -you are amazing!!!!! Congrats!!

  21. Tina

    yiiippiiieee! way to go Billi-ji. Have a safe trip back home. xx Tina

  22. astrid Rößler

    billi, ich gratulliere von ganzem herzen…..astrid

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