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  Alpine Ascent Manaslu: Leaving Yak & Yeti for Arughat


 September 1, 2012
We are now all loaded up in our Landcruisers & driving to Arughat!


Team assembled and gear check completed at Yak & Yeti hotel
 August 31, 2012
Today we met with all members of the Alpine Ascents Manaslu climbing team and conducted a thorough clothing and equipment check. We are enjoying the relaxing sanctuary of our historical hotel and the amenities it provides, as well as the busy city that surrounds it.


Climbing Permit Acquired!
August 31, 2012 
Yesterday was a busy day as we visited the ministry of Tourism and spent a few hours completing the necessary paperwork and briefings to obtain our climbing permit for Manaslu. We are very excited to now officially have our Alpine Ascents 2012 Manaslu climbing permit and begin our expedition to climb the 8th highest mountain in the world!

Photo: Expedition Leader Garrett Madison with official permit document from head of Tourism ministry in Kathmandu, Nepal.


 

Earlier:

The Alpine Ascents team is headed to Manaslu, the world’s 8th highest peak. We will begin our dispatches in early September when the expedition begins in Kathmandu, Nepal. We will trek for just over 1 week to base camp. After setting up camp, we will begin our climbing rotations and stocking our high camps, fixing the route, and acclimatizing. We hope to summit in late September or early October. Stay tuned!!

Garrett Madison, Expedition Leader
 

 

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