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Manaslu 2003: Jeff Justman Dispatch: April 1, 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.

April, 1 2003 – Jeff Justman’s April Fool’s Day Dispatch 

Yesterday, April Fool’s Day the team did its 1st carry to Camp 1 at 19,000ft. It is a long day going from BC to Camp 1. We are all at base camp resting today.  

Depending on the weather we will move up to Camp 1 on April 3rd. Speaking of the weather, it has become quite predictable. In the morning it is all sunshine, come afternoon the clouds roll in, in the evening it usually snows, sometimes a little sometimes a lot.

The second team consisting of 5 team members will be leaving Kathmandu on April 3rd. They should arrive at Base camp sometime around April 13th. Hopefully, our guard dog Manaslu will take to the other members and other expeditions visiting the mountain. However, the little rascal still is reluctant to carry loads to Camp 1. All he does is roll around in the snow and beg for table scraps. Everyone is doing great and we will get back to you once we establish Camp 1.

Hope all is great!

Ciao-JJ

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

 

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