Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Cho Oyu summit push take 2, Manaslu teams ready.

The Cho Oyu teams are on the move on a massive push, with most of them aiming for a Thursday summit. Good news might also break that day from Manaslu, in spite of the rather strong winds expected in that area. Avalanches sweeping Everest’s Hornbein Couloir have forced Alberto Zerain and team to abort. Eric Larsen has reached C2 on the south side.

Cho Oyu: summit push

Adventure Consultants, Jagged Globe and IMG team departed ABC towards C1 today. With three high camps pitched on the route, they hope to gain one camp per day and thus top-out on Thursday. IMG Sherpas, climbing ahead, planned to fix up to C2 yesterday, and the Yellow Band area today.

News is expected soon from FTA, Kari Kobler and Amical teams, probably joining the massive push as well.

12x8000er summiteer Hirotaka Takeuchi is attemting the summit with two other mates. Hirotaka has often teamed up with Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Ralf Dujmovits. His career almost ended in 2007, when he was caught in an avalanche on GII. Hirotaka was rescued by fellow climbers, but sustained serious injuries which took almost a year to heal.

Spaniard Alvaro Paredes, climbing Cho Oyu together with Argentinean Pablo Pilotta in preparation for Everest, latest reported from C1.

Everest: Over for Alberto Zerain & Co.

The high risk of avalanches has discouraged Alberto Zerain and Txingu from entering their planned route up the Japanese Couloir. “One avalanche slide caught them and made them roll down some 100 meters,” Alberto reported. Although they might have considered to give the North Col route a shot, the fact is that his team is finally aborting the expedition and heading back home.

Italians Edmond and Francesco joined the summit push as well. They also saw the avalanches coming closer and, according to their latest dispatch, were stuck and waiting in C1.

On the south side, Eric Larsen is resting in BC after a day trip to C2.

Manaslu: C2 ready – summit next?

Carlos Pauner, Javier Pérez, Unai Llantada and Xavi Arias are back in BC after setting up C2, where they also spent a night. According to Carlos’ home team, they are now resting in BC and waiting for prime conditions in order to attempt the summit on the next push up.

Kenton Cool reported a small weather window forecasted for the end of the month, which they will use for a summit push. “The only concern is the wind, [which] will be right on the limit of what is possible,” Kenton said. “The extended forecast doesn’t show any summit windows in the future, therefore, it’s either go now or go home.”

“The Sherpas are working hard on the hill putting in the last of the high camps that will be needed. If all goes according to plan we will be standing on the top on September 30,” he stated.

Links to fall 2010 Himalaya teams:


Alberto Zerain
Italian Hornbein Team
Eric Larsen
Nobukazu Kuriki


Jordi Tosas


Sechu López
Quebec Defi Manaslu
Carlos Pauner
Xavi Arias
Mexicans Badia & Mauricio
Dream Guides

Cho Oyu:

Walter Nones
Adventure Consultants
Jagged Globe
Argentina expedition
Kari Kobler
Toni Raigon

Lesser peaks

Puryear & Gottlieb – Labuche Kang

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Everest 2010: Teams Hit BC!

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