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 17, 2003 - Jeff Justman Dispatch
called from High Camp on Manaslu he sounded very
winded and tired. Here is what he said.
a quick update. We are at high camp just under 25,000
ft. It is our third day up here. One of our Sherpa
team, Sherup (muffled) is pretty sick. He is severely
dehydrated and totally exhausted.
are trying to hydrate him, get him on his feet. But
ah, we have a little bit of a rescue to him down. The
weather is absolutely horrendous, with very high
winds. We are waiting for them to die down so we can
short rope Sherup down safely back to Camp 2. But I
think the summit is out of the picture now. Sherups
safety is a lot more important. So the team is all
pulling together to get him down safely.
hopefully, I will call in a day or two to let you know
if it is all good with Sherup. Bye bye-JJ
18, 2003- Jeff Justman Dispatch 24
called from Camp 2
Wanted to give you an update. It was an EPIC time at
high camp!!! The winds were definitely jet stream,
hurricane force!! But they did subside a little bit so
we were able to get Sherup down who was really sick.
I tell ya it was almost as long of a day getting
sown as it was going from Camp 2 up to Camp 3, a lot
of rappels and a lot of steep ice, a lot of fun, if
you dont have someone who is in need. But Sherup, the
Sherpa is doing okay at Camp 2right now. He is still
hydrating and recuperating. SO it was great they got
him down safe and sound. The mountain is still pretty
storming up high. We will get down to base camp
I will send an email once we are back at BC. Things
are good. No summit but everyone is safe and sound. We
hung in there all the way!! So it was good!! You all
take care! Jeff
The updates from
the Dan Mazur side is here.