SST Winter Manaslu Expedition 2022/23
Manaslu is a mountain in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is the eighth-highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,163 meters. Manaslu is part of the Mansri Himal mountain range, which is located in the west-central part of Nepal. It has seen only four expeditions and a total of 15 people successfully summit in winter. Climbing Manaslu during the winter can be particularly challenging due to the extreme cold and the potential for heavy snowfall.
Image: Manaslu Winter Expedition 2021/22 Basecamp
Attempting an 8000m peak in winter is among the most daring achievement. After the unsuccessful attempt in the 2021/22 winter, Alex Txikon and Simone Moro are back in Nepal for the Mt. Manaslu winter expedition 2022/23. The team will depart for Machha Khola on 23 Dec 2022. The 8,000-meter peak has not been summited in winter in over 20 years. The team consists of highly experienced climbers and Sherpa guides who will attempt to summit Mt. Manaslu.
Image: Alex Txikon receiving permit for winter manaslu expedition 2022/23 from Department of Tourism
Alex Txikon, born on 12 December 1981 is a Spanish mountaineer. He has successfully climbed 11 out of 14, 8000er mountains. In 2016, Alex along with Simone Moro & Ali Sadpara became the first climbers to climb Nanga Parbat in winter also known as the killer mountain for its high mortality rate.
Image: Manaslu Winter Expedition 2021/22
Simone Moro, born on 27 October 1967 is an Italian alpinist. He is known for having made the first winter ascents of 4 out of 14 eight-thousanders including Shishapangma (2015), Makalu (2009), Gasherbrum II (2011), and Nanga Parbat (2016). He has also summited Everest four times (2000, 2002, 2006, and 2010). Moro is also an experienced helicopter pilot.