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Manaslu 2003: Jeff Justman Dispatches: March 28, 2003

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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.

March 28, 2003 – Jeff Justman Dispatch

Manaslu Base camp

We have arrived at the Manaslu Base camp at 16,000ft. All team members are doing great! Our plan is to hang out at Base camp for a few days to over-hydrate and enjoy the 5-star cuisine that our BC chef is preparing. In a few days, we will begin to establish Camp 1 at 19,000 ft.

The big news is we have gained a new team member who has 4 legs. When we left the village of Sama, a friendly dog decided to follow us. Everyone thought our tag along friend would turn back once we hit snow. But the persistent canine kept trucking along. Once he figured out how much food we had, he made a decision to stay. So we now have a “Mountain Mascot” appropriately named Manaslu!

Things are great and we hope to talk with you in a few days. In 3-4 days, we will head to Camp 1.

Enjoy- JJ

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Jeff Justman, veteran climber, author and motivational speaker. To book Jeff Justman e-mail here

 

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