September 13, 2022: Last year the team led by Mingma Gyalje Sherpa made it to true summit of Mt Manaslu 45 years after the first true ascent on Mt Manaslu in autumn season by Iranian and Japanese joint expedition in 1976. Till 2020, all climbers stood at fore-summit, about 10m below the real summit of Mt Manaslu, in autumn season.
Nepal’s Department of tourism said to the Himalayan times “there will be more than 600 climbers, including Sherpa guides, who will be trying to climb Manaslu this season. “It’s quite difficult for all climbers to make it to the tiny summit at 8,163 m in a very short window as the real summit point can accommodate only two persons at a time”.
Renowned German climber Ralf Dujmovits has returned to Mt Manaslu after his summit of 8,163-metre peak in 2007. Ralf is now at the Manaslu base camp and will attempt to reach the true summit this season.
Mingma Sherpa, who is the first South Asian climber to join the 14 8,000er-club, has also decided to re-attempt to climb Mt Manaslu this season. His brother Chhang Dawa Sherpa will also attempt to scale Manaslu this season to reach the real summit.
Sanu Sherpa the first person to climb all 14 peaks twice would also attempt to climb Manaslu this season to stand atop the real summit. Mingma Gyabu Sherpa and Nima Gyalzen Sherpa have also decided to rescale mountain.