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Heading up for summit attempt

Hello Everyone, The weather is looking pretty good several days out so we will be heading up to Camp 1 tomorrow after breakfast. If all goes well, and the weather continues to look good we will continue to all of … Continue reading

Clear skies at BC!!

Hello Everyone, We woke to the first clear blue skies at Manaslu Basecamp this morning with incredible views all around. Not sure how long it will last but we are enjoying the views while we have them! For now we … Continue reading

Back to Basecamp

Hello Everyone, We have arrived back down to Basecamp and have completed our second rotation. We spent 3 nights on the mountain, one at Camp 1, and two at Camp 2. We also climbed to Camp 3 getting to a … Continue reading

Puja day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today we had our Puja ceremony, asking for a safe climb and safe return. It’s a traditional and fun ceremony with our entire team. We had a little bit of rain but for the most part the weather … Continue reading

Puja day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today we had our Puja ceremony, asking for a safe climb and safe return. It’s a traditional and fun ceremony with our entire team. We had a little bit of rain but for the most part the weather … Continue reading

Samagaun

Hello Everyone, We have made it safely by Helicopter to Samagaun, our first stop to acclimatize before Basecamp. We will be here for two nights, before heading up a little higher. Once we arrived we got right into checking out … Continue reading

inReach message from Eric Murphy

We will have spectacular views of the Trango Tower group. All is well and we are enjoying ourselves immensely. View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08da8cf2-ba03-82c1-000d-3aa77c520000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent to you using the inReach two-way satellite communicator with GPS. To learn more, visit […]

inReach message from Eric Murphy

And reached camp by 1:30pm. We are relaxing reading and enjoying our time with the local Balti and Hunza staff! View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08da8c1a-e395-be9a-6045-bd2d20380000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent to you using the inReach two-way satellite communicator with GPS. To learn more, […]

Down from Rakaposhi

Hi everyone, We are down from a wet but fun adventure up to Rakaposhi base camp. Our 1st day up we got hit with a big rainstorm, enough to get everyone soaked. We were all a bit cold for a while but once shelter was up we’re able to get dry and comfortable. On our […]

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