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  Manaslu 2008 Summit report


A Japanese Mountaineer had climbed the Japanese Mountain Manaslu at the first time, independently without oxygen and got success to ski down putting his life on stake.

For the Japanese, it is the first record and there is one Japanese young man who got success in summiting Manaslu (8163 m) on 12th October 2008. His name is NOBUKAZU KURIKI (26 yrs.). He is a young mountaineer targeting to summit 7 highest mountains to climb independently (without oxygen).

He went to Manaslu Basecamp on 19th September and acclimatized himself and on 28th September, he departed from the Base camp. Attractively, he got succeed to summit the Manaslu at 9:45 on 12th October independently without oxygen even though he was worrying about the danger of avalanche and jet stream. Then after, from the top he skied down to C4 at the altitude of 7400 m.

Manaslu is very deeply intimated mountain to Japanese people because it was first climbed by Japanese Mountaineering Association Team in 1956. It has been a big news for Japan because young Japanese had got success to summit without oxygen and ski down from the top of the mountain which is historically related with Japan.

NOBUKAZU KURIKI is targeting to climb the Mt. Everest independently without oxygen in next year spring, which will be the first record from any Japanese. As well as he wants to do Ski from Everest if the situation would be better.  

From now onwards, I want to watch this young alpinist Mr. Nobukazu Kuriki.

Explain of Photos:

Photo 1. Kurishiro is marching up to camp 3 altitude 6900m from camp 2 altitude 6400 m.

Photo 2 NOBUKAZU KURIKIís face

Photo 3 Carrying the K2 ski up to Summit

Photo 4 NOBUKAZU KURIKIís face

Photo 5 Carrying Ladies panty to the summit

Photo 6 Descending by ski, Manasluís alps on the back

Photo 7 Same Nobukazu Kuriki is descending Manaslu

Photo 8  Nobukazu Kuriki descending Manaslu glacier

Photo 9 Nobukazu Kuriki jumping, Manaslu on the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

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