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Manaslu Begins!

Two mountaineers navigating a glacier on a Gasherbrum II Expedition

It’s Friday morning and I’m hopped up on espresso, meeting with our office manager Emily one last time before leaving for Nepal.

I begin the 30 or so hours of flying on Sunday from San Francisco, so it is definitely crunch time in the Alpenglow office. I will be guiding 2 expeditions in the Himalaya over the next 3 months – first Manaslu and then Ama Dablam.

We’ll be posting blogs and photos as often as possible from Manaslu, the World’s eighth tallest peak. Alpenglow runs Manaslu in partnership with Russell Brice and Himalayan Experience. HimEx is the most successful 8000 meter peak guide service out there (our Everest team this season put 58 people on the summit with zero accidents or injuries, the most successful commercial team ever), and we are proud to be partnering with them for the third year.

I will post more about our team and the climb in the upcoming days. But here are a few teaser photos from last year’s climb.
Stay tuned!

-Adrian Ballinger
Alpenglow Expeditions – Himalayan Experience