After an incredible trekking that lasted 7 days through one of the most beautiful conservation areas of Nepal, I arrived at BC Manaslu in heavy pouring rain. Summitted 12 days later. The Basecamp has the most impressive views of the Samagoan Valley and the village below, very green. The approach by trekking, starting from Kathmandu to BC is not to be missed. I think that this part is the most memorable part of the climb.
Solo Summit via Japanese Route Date Climbed: May 19, 2009
Summited Manaslu via Japanese Route after spending two months in base camp waiting for a weather window. Lost all three tents in high camps (crushed under two meters of wind packed snow) and endured 150km/hr winds on the summit push. Reached summit on May 19th at 11am solo.