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2002 American Manaslu Expedition

"Seeking the Spirit"


The team will climb Manaslu during the pre-monsoon climbing season of 2002.  Using data gathered from previously successful climbs they have determined that the optimum time to be vying for the summit is between May 1st and May 12th, and therefore their proposed itinerary will place them in summit position beginning May 2nd.

Day         Activity                              Date

1-2    Lv Seattle, Ar Kathmandu            Apr 6-7

3       Tour and customs                      Apr 8

4       Drive to Gorkha trek to Arughat    Apr 9

5       Trek Arughat to Khanchock          Apr 10

6       Trek Khanchock to Yari Khola       Apr 11

7       Trek Yari Khola to Phidim, Deng     Apr 12

8       Trek Phidim, Deng to Namru          Apr 13

9       Trek Namur to Sela                     Apr 14

10     Trek Sela to Samagaon                Apr 15

11     Trek Samagaon to Base Camp       Apr 16

12-13 Rest and acclimatize                   Apr 17-18

14-16 Establish Camp 1                        Apr 19-21

17-19 Establish Camp 2                        Apr 22-24

20-23 Establish Camp 3                        Apr 25-28

24-26 Establish Camp 4                        Apr 29-May 1

27-37 Summit Attempt Climbs                May 2-12

38-39 Return to Base Camp                   May 13-14

40-48 Trek to Kathmandu                      May 15-23

49      Fly home                                   May 24

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