Lock have reported their summits:
EverestNews.com, just letting you know for your
website that I summitted Manaslu at 10.30am on
21 April, that being the first Australian ascent
of Manaslu. I reached the top with Sven and Jon
Gorgdal from Norway together with their
sherpas Dawa Tshering and Kilo. Their ascent was
the first Norwegian ascent so a double first for
us. We had a very cold day with strong winds but
were lucky (and very happy) to get the summit so
early in the season. I'm in Kathmandu now about
to head for Lhotse... Kind
5/16/2002: Two members and two High Altitude
Sherpas of Norwegian Manaslu Expedition Team
has succeeded to climb the summit of 8163
meter high Mt. Manaslu on 21st April 2002, at
9:30 AM. They had started from Camp III on
21st April at 1:00 AM. (Night)
of the Summitters
Mr. Sven Gangdal (48 Years) from Norway.
Mr. Jon Gangdal (48 Years) from Norway.
Mr. Dawa Chhiri Sherpa, High Altitude Sherpa
(Sirdar), Gaurishanker – 1, Dolakha.
Mr. Kili Pemba Sherpa, High Altitude Sherpa,
Gaurishanker – 1, Dolakha.
Member Norwegian Manaslu Expedition Team was
permitted to climb 8163 meter high Mt. Manaslu
from north East Ridge during the Spring Season
of 2002 under the leadership of Mr. Sven
Gangdal. The team has returned to Kathmandu on
13th May 2002.
by bikrum pandey for EverstNews.com
16th May 2002