Manaslu 8,156 m

"I have fond memories of Manaslu, despite it snowing all through the expedition! At a technical level it isn't complicated, with a gorgeous trekking approach, but you have to be careful because it's a dangerous mountain. It treated us very well in the end. We made the summit and got back to base camp on the same day."

Picture of Manaslu

The 14, closer than ever

  • Ranking: 8
  • Height: 8,156 m

First ascent: on 9 May 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu as part of a Japanese expedition.

With ten "eight-thousanders" in the bag, the dream of conquering all 14 was coming ever closer and Pasaban set off to claim her eleventh peak in October 2008. A mountain known for its bad weather, Manaslu lived up to its tradition and received the expedition with extreme cold and strong winds. The mountaineer finally reached the summit on 5 October, along with Alex Chicon, Asier Izaguirre, Mikel Zabalza, Ester Sabadel, Ferran Latorre and Juanjo Garra.

Manaslu, also known as Kutang, is the eighth highest mountain in the world, situated in the Himalayan mountain range in Nepal. The name Manaslu comes from the word "manas", which in Sanskrit means 'mind'.

Manaslu is known for its bad weather, and the risks are greater than on other mountains. The statistics show that a much higher proportion of people die here than on Everest. On Everest, for every eight climbers who reach the summit one will die. In Manaslu the figure is one in three.

Peak reached by Edurne Pasaban on
5 October 2008.

Photo gallery

  • Everest
  • Makalu
  • Cho Oyu
  • Lhotse
  • Gasherbrum II
  • Gasherbrum I
  • K2
  • Nanga Parbat
  • Broad Peak
  • Dhaulagiri
  • Manaslu
  • Kanchenjunga
  • Annapurna
  • Shishapangma

© 2017 Edurne Pasaban

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