Winter Ascent of Mt. Manaslu by Alex Txikon and Six Sherpas from Seven Summit Treks
06 Jan 2023
Alex Txikon (Basque), a Spanish climber, and a team of Sherpas from Seven Summit Treks have successfully reached the main summit of Mt. Manaslu this morning, the eighth-highest mountain in the world at an elevation of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) in WINTER.
The team was led by the experienced mountaineer Alex Txikon, who successfully reached the summit on his third winter attempt. The team braved harsh winter conditions and treacherous terrain to make it to the top.
The ascent of Mt. Manaslu is considered to be a challenging and dangerous endeavor, even in the best of conditions. The mountain, which is located in Nepal, is known for its unstable snow and ice, as well as its strong winds and low temperatures. The first winter ascent of Mt. Manaslu was made by Maciej Berbeka and Ryszard Gajewski on 12 January 1984. Despite these challenges, the team, led by Txikon's leadership and expertise, persevered and reached the summit after several weeks of hard work and preparation.
The successful ascent of Mt. Manaslu is a testament to the skill, determination, and strength of the Sherpas and climbers who were part of the team.
List of the summiteers:
- Alex Txikon (Leader) 🇪🇸
- Tenjen Sherpa (Lama) 🇳🇵
- Pasang Nurbu Sherpa 🇳🇵
- Mingtemba Sherpa 🇳🇵
- Chhepal Sherpa 🇳🇵
- Pemba Tasi Sherpa 🇳🇵
- Gyalu Sherpa 🇳🇵
We would like to Congratulate the team on their impressive accomplishment!