Manaslu 2003: Jeff Justman Dispatch
Manaslu, at 8163 meters, is the eighth highest
peak in the world. It is located in the
west-central part of Nepal, and our team will
climb it by the original route.
Dispatch: May 12, 2003 Jeff Justman: The team is at
Camp 2 22,000ft after waiting out the weather. The
weather seems to be getting a little bit better.
Today, we had blue skies and hot sun all the way up.
Well, one of our team members had a bit of a stomach
problem. So he went down to Base camp.. So the team
members right now who are looking at potentially going
up to Camp 3 (high camp) and then to the summit are:
Shane, Scott, JJ, Bruce, Arnold and Taylor.
are all sitting up here right now just hydrating.
Tomorrow we will fix the route up to Camp 3. Hopefully
the next day, as long as the weather stays good, we
will be going up to Camp 3 and hopefully trying to get
in a summit bid.
things are going well. Will talk to you soon-JJ
14, 2003 Jeff Justman: We are at Camp 2, it is our 3rd
day here. Now instead of dealing with the snow, we are
dealing with the jet stream. It is blowing extremely
hard. There is no way we can ever think about going up
to high camp.
of our members decided to go back down to BC. Supplies
are definitely running low but we are making the best
of it, hoping the wind will die down and we will get
to high camp and hopefully to the summit. But I am
sure once the wind dies down a big blizzard will come
in. But hopefully, we will talk with you in a few days
with some good news.
care- Bye Bye- JJ
16, 2003 Jeff Justman: Hi, its JJ. We are here at
high camp finally!!!! Had an epic day yesterday!
Really good climbing but very long!!!
into high camp at just under 25,000ft. The wind is
very, very heavy, a little too heavy to be going out
and freezing your little fingers and toes!
are sitting in a tent right no, it is about 4 AM. We
are going to see what we can do. If we do not go for
the summit today we will be going for it tomorrow.
Unless the weather is just terrible but our resources
are going low, so we definitely need to do it here in
the next day or so.
Hopefully, we will call in a day or so with some good
all is well. Take care-
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