Himalaya Fall 2010: Summits On Manaslu and Cho Oyu.

Author : Kraig Becker.

Earlier in the week I mentioned that weather windows were opening up in the Himalaya late this week, and it seems that climbers are taking advantage of the situation. ExWeb is reporting that there have been successful summits on both Manaslu and Cho Oyu, just as predicted.

On Manaslu, a number of teams have topped out, including climbers on the Dream Guides and HiMex squads. The reports are that the weather was excellent, with winds dying down to allow for a safe climb up to the summit. Spanish climbers Carlos Pauner and Carlos Soria were amongst the summitteers today, with Pauner claiming his tenth 8000-meter peak. The latest updates indicate that everyone is back at Camp 2, and will continue back down the mountain to Base Camp tomorrow.

Over on Cho Oyu, the Field Touring Alpine team is reporting that a German climber reached the summit today, although the details are quite sketchy. The climbers name hasn’t been released, nor do we know if this was a solo bid, although conditions high on the mountain are described as dangerous. Meanwhile, other climbers have moved up to Camp 3 and are hoping to make their own summit bids over the weekend.

You might recall that earlier in the week an avalanche above C3 hit several Sherpas who were fixing the lines, and the reports indicated that there were large snow shelfs high up that would make for treacherous climbs. Some of the teams elected to go home, but it appears that others have decided to stay and give it a go. Lets hope they use good judgement and that everything goes well on those attempts.

* Source : – http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/

* Previous story :

Himalaya Fall 2010: Avalanche on Dhaulagiri – three Japanese climbers and one Sherpa missing.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Avalanche May End Season On Cho Oyu.

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

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Summit plans buried in the snow.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Climbers Injured In Avalanche on Cho Oyu.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Everest summit push plans, TMA team deserts Cho Oyu.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Everest sieged from both flanks, Cho Oyu C2, Manaslu C1.

Himalayan 2010 wrap-up: the season’s soaked kick-off.

ExWeb special on Everest 2010: The autumn of the solo climbers.

Youngest On Everest Update: China Sets Age Limit On Everest.

Youngest On Everest Update: Nepal Grants Sherpa Permission.

Youngest On Everest: Worst Fears Realized?

Everest 2010: Busy Weekend At The Summit.

Everest 2010: Jordan and Apa Summit!

Everest 2010: Teams Moving Up, Summit Bids Tonight!

Everest 2010: North Side Summit!

Himalaya 2010 climbing season: Edurne Claims Number 14, Summits on Everest!

Everest 2010: Weather Window For Sunday?

Everest 2010: More Teams Prepare For Summit Push.

Everest 2010: Teams Hit BC!

Everest 2010 wrap-up: hello Base Camp.

Everest 2010: Jordan Romero Leaves For Kathmandu, Tibet Is Open!

Everest 2010: Tibet Still Closed? Ice Doctors Going To Work!

Himalaya 2010 climbing season: Kathmandu Busy, Base Camps Showing Signs of Life.

* Related Links :

Himalaya Autumn 2010 expeditions.

Previous on fall 2010 Everest teams

Everest & Himalaya 2010 Season’s End Chronicle, take 5: Special report – The Spring of Annapurna.

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