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Manaslu Expedition 2023 | Historic Triumphs

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Manaslu Expedition 2023 | Historic Triumphs
Manaslu Expedition 2023 | Historic Triumphs

Manaslu, Nepal – The colossal beauty of Mount Manaslu, nestled in the Himalayas, became the stage for an unforgettable chapter in mountaineering history during the 2023 expedition. This year’s Manaslu Expedition was defined by extraordinary accomplishments, astonishing feats, and heartwarming tales of resilience, camaraderie, and victory.

Everest One Manaslu Team’s Landmark Achievement

In a momentous victory, the Everest One Manaslu team etched their names in history as the first Australian team to conquer Manaslu (8163m). Their triumphant ascent on September 25 2023, will forever be etched in the annals of mountaineering. Notably Conor Coleman a 21 year old from Western Australia, etched his name as one of the youngest climbers to reach the summit. On the other end of the age spectrum, Mark Ayrey from Brisbane became the oldest Australian climber to conquer Manaslu at the age of 65. Colin Briggs, also from Brisbane, fulfilled his dream of scaling an 8000m peak. Beyond the records, the essence of this expedition resided in the spirit of mountaineering, teamwork, and lifelong friendships born from facing adversity.

This remarkable achievement was made possible through the unwavering support and expertise of the Sherpa team, which included Dawa Sherpa, Sonam Sherpa, and Ang Karma Sherpa, boasting a combined total of over 75 summits above 8000m. The steadfast commitment of the Sherpas, along with the dedication of Devrash, their personal assistant in Base Camp, ensured the safety, sustenance, and success of the climbers.

A Triumph of Global Cooperation | Manaslu Expedition 2023

The Seven Summit Treks’ celebrated a series of triumphant summits. Climbers hailing from various nations, including the USA, Nepal, Spain, Romania, Australia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Iran, reached the summit on various dates in September. Their achievements embodied the international camaraderie of mountaineering and the unity that the world’s highest peaks can inspire.

Pemba Gyalje Sherpa’s Record-Breaking Speed

Nepal’s Pemba Gyalje Sherpa made history by setting a new speed record on Manaslu, ascending without supplemental oxygen. He commenced his ascent from the base camp at 7 pm on September 26th, reaching the summit at 7 am on September 27th, surpassing the previous record set in 2019 by Francois Cazzanelli.

Phunuru Sherpa’s Guiding Light

Phunuru Sherpa, the Expedition Leader, and Allan Cohrs, the Expedition Manager, played instrumental roles in planning, strategizing, and providing unwavering support throughout the climb. Their expertise in navigating the mountain’s treacherous conditions and working with unpredictable weather conditions contributed significantly to the team’s triumph.

Pemba Gelje Sherpa’s World-Record Feat

Pemba Gelje Sherpa
Pemba Gelje Sherpa

In a breathtaking display of mountaineering prowess, Pemba Gelje Sherpa, an IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide, scaled Manaslu in just 12 hours. He commenced his ascent on the evening of September 26th, reaching the summit at 7 am on September 27th, all without supplemental oxygen. This accomplishment underscores the indomitable spirit of Sherpa climbers.

A Landmark for Pakistan – Married Couple Summit Manaslu

Married Couple Summit Manaslu
Married Couple from Lahore, Summit Manaslu

Ahmed and Anum Uzair from Pakistan scripted history as the first married couple from their nation to successfully ascend an 8000-meter peak. Their conquest of Manaslu not only attested to their dedication but also symbolized the strength of their partnership.

Shehroze Kashif: The Youngest to Conquer 12 Peaks Above 8000m

Shehroze Kashif: The Youngest to Conquer 12 Peaks Above 8000m
Shehroze Kashif

Shehroze Kashif from Pakistan achieved an extraordinary milestone by becoming the youngest global climber to summit 12 peaks above 8000 meters. His ascent of Manaslu added another remarkable chapter to his mountaineering journey.

Shehroze has conquered the majestic Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest mountain, soaring at 8163 meters in Nepal. With this remarkable achievement, Shehroze not only conquered the true summit of Manaslu but also officially claimed the title of the youngest climber globally to reach the summits of 12 peaks above 8000 meters!

Naila Kiani: A Pioneering Pakistani Woman

Naila Kiani: A Pioneering Pakistani Woman
Naila Kiani: A Pioneering Pakistani Woman

Naila Kiani, the first and only Pakistani woman to summit nine peaks above 8000 meters, triumphantly reached the summit of Manaslu. Her determination and courage serve as an inspiration to women worldwide.

Manaslu Summit News

Incredible news from the summit of Mount Manaslu! Heartiest congratulations to the entire team who stood on the true summit of Manaslu. 🏔️ An amazing achievement occurred on the morning of September 20th, with numerous climbers reaching the summit of Manaslu mountain at 5:45 in the morning.

List of Summiteers:

Shehroze Kashif 🇵🇰
Uta Ibrahimi 🇽🇰
Dorothy Lidia 🇵🇱
Alasdair Mckenzie 🇫🇷 @alasdair_mckenzie
Alina Pekova 🇷🇺 @alina0005
Adrian Laza 🇷🇴
Moeses Fiamoncini 🇧🇷 @moesesfiamoncini
Tenjen Sherpa (Lama) 🇳🇵, who achieved 14 peaks in just 92 days @14lama.tenjen
Mingtemba Sherpa 🇳🇵 No O2 @mingtembashera
Pasang Nurbu Sherpa 🇳🇵 No O2 @pasangnurbu14
Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa 🇳🇵
Dawa Sherpa 🇳🇵
Chhepal Sherpa 🇳🇵 @sherpachhepal
Tenjing Sherpa 🇳🇵
Pasang Dawa Sherpa 🇳🇵
Robert Austin Schmitz 🇺🇸
Benjamin Edward Liebe 🇺🇸
Guoyong Yang 🇨🇳
Hongjun Liu 🇨🇳
Le Che 🇨🇳
Na Li 🇨🇳
Zhengchao Gu 🇨🇳
Victor Volodin 🇷🇺
Yana Zharkova 🇷🇺
Nikolai Luki 🇷🇺
Nikolai Shipilov 🇷🇺
Ruslan Laukart (23 Sept) 🇷🇺
Andrey Kazakov (22 Sept) 🇷🇺

Sherpa Guides:

Sona Sherpa,
Ngima Tashi Sherpa,
Kusang Sherpa,
Pemba Chombi Sherpa,
Ngima Thinduk Sherpa,
Pemba Thinduk Sherpa,
Lakpa Temba Sherpa,
Lakpa Sherpa,
Tashi Sherpa,
Lakpa Tenje Sherpa,
Ong Dorchi Sherpa,
Ngang Temba Sherpa

For this year’s autumn climbing season, 28 teams, comprising 284 individuals, have obtained permits to conquer Nepal’s challenging peaks. Manaslu (8,163 m / 26,781 ft) stands as the focal point, with 266 adventurers already securing permits for an ascent this autumn, promising an exciting season of exploration and triumph.

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