Lobuje Peak

We have just come back down from Lobuje East and, as always, it was beautiful. Lobuje offers the most amazing views of the surrounding peaks and when we go back up on Tuesday for our two nights of acclimatisation, I shall post a picture of the panorama…

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Off to Lobuje East

After about 12 days at base camp I am looking forward to going climbing again – even though it is only obuje East, a peak that I have already climbed eight times. I will be joining our Lhotse and Nuptse teams and will be going with my…

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At Base Camp

This is just a quick hello from base camp - or rather Gorak Shep, the last village before base camp from where we can send data via mobile 3G technology. I had a good walk in and met a few people on the trail, which is always…

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Manaslu taken by Alex Treadway

I did it

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,…

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Sum it!

This is Billi's robot in Kathmandu. Information just arrived from basecamp by text message that Billi summitted and is now on the way back down to camp II. And the weather is lovely! Thus more directly, live from Billi very soon!

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Up to camp two

This is Billi's robot! Just received a message from Billi in her sleeping bag saying that she is heading up to camp two (2 / ii ) for three (3 / iii) days. She is "acclimatising on the mountain" which is surely the best place to do…

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Waiting in the rain

Well, I thought the waiting game on Mount Everest was a huge challenge, but little did I know what climbing Manaslu in the  post-monsoon season entailed. Here, we are not only waiting for the winds to drop on the summit while we are basking in the sunshine.…

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Manaslu update

Hello, Namaste and Grüß Gott, This is not Billi, but her robot. Just updating the site to re-mention that Billi is writing on the Himex blog and the first two posts can be found here: 1. http://www.himex.com/english/news/2010-08-26Manaslu.htm and the most recent here: 2. http://www.himex.com/english/news/2010-09-05Manaslu.htm Enjoy reading!

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