I’m fu***** climbing an 8000m peak!

On September 17th I left base camp with a 17kg backpack plus my camera gear. I went up to Camp I alone. The first 200m lead over rocky terrain. After that I had to put my crampons on. The route over the flat glacier tongue is almost completely fixed with a rope, but I did not use it at any time. Read more…

Episode #5

Coming to you live from an office with a view at the base camp of Manaslu at 4930m: Episode #4. This time Hannes tells you about the ongoing construction of guest houses and lodges along Manaslu Circuit as well as his ambitions of climbing Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak.

Base camp to camp 1

After a clear evening with fantastic views of the surrounding mountain massifs and a night with a little bit of fresh snow the Austrians as well as Hannes set off to Camp I at around 5600m. Hannes is pretty psyched to see how things will turn out. Read more…

Arrival at Manaslu base camp

Meeting the Clearskies expedition at Samagaon on the afternoon of September 13th was no problem. They were already preparing the loads for the transport up to base camp in one of the many new lodges recently built in Samagaon. The whole village is involved in tourism, either constructing new lodges or organizing the transport of the expedition loads up to base camp which involves women and men aged between 15 and 50. Read more…

The days in between

We (Hannes and Nils) had a great time transfering from one expedition to the other. In the last three days we hiked through the remote valley of Dudh Khola via the Larke La to the Tibetan settlement of Samdo. Read more…