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  Alpine Ascent Manaslu: Jungle Valleys, Cooler Temps & Lush Waterfalls


September 5, 2012 

Manaslu Team treks through lush valleys of waterfalls on their way to Deeng:

Hey, this is Garrett Madison calling in for the Alpine Ascents Manaslu expedition. Today is Wednesday, September 5th and we’re enjoying our trek from Jagat to Deeng. And it’s starting to get a little cooler here as we gain elevation, we’re at about 6,000 feet right now and working our way up a little higher each day. It’s beautiful, green lush valleys with waterfalls.

And our cook crew is doing a great job cooking our meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day for us. And we’re really having a wonderful experience trekking into this unspoiled valley in the Fall. So another great day here and looking forward to spending the night in Deeng tonight. A few more days before we reach Sama Gaon, then eventually base camp. I’ll check in soon, thanks.


Manaslu Team Experiencing Cooler Temperatures As They Make Their Way to Jagat:

Hi this is Garrett Madison calling in for the alpine ascents Manaslu expedition. Today is Tuesday September 4th and we’re hiking from Machha Khola to Jagat and its cooling off a little bit here in the valley this morning which is nice, it’s been very hot the last two days, but we are having a great time and looking forward to getting up a little higher here and seeing what lies ahead. Everyone’s doing great and we’ll check in soon.


Manaslu Team Trek Day 1: Through The Jungle Valley from Arughat to Soti Khola:

Hi this is Garrett Madison calling in for the alpine ascents Manaslu expedition. We are currently on our trek, just finished day from from Arughat to Soti Khola. Today we are going to trek to Machha Khola, we’re pretty low down here in the valley, about 870m, pretty low about 2000 feet. And it’s really hot during the day and it rains a ton at night and then in the mornings and evenings. So it’s a very tropical trek, we’re having a great time, beautiful views, waterfalls a lot of lush greenery, and great food by our cook staff here that’s trekking in with us and we’re really looking forward to working our way up the valley to base camp. So everyone is doing well and we’re looking forward to the next day of the trek here to gain a little elevation and see a new area of the Manaslu region.

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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