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2002 American Manaslu Expedition "Seeking the Spirit"

May 20: Celebrating in Kathmandu From Scott:

We are back in Kathmandu now. Arrived by helicopter on May 19. Great to be back with showers and all. Here are some photos for you. We will send another dispatch before we leave Kathmandu to come home.

Photo below is celebratory dinner party in Kathmandu with whole team (Nepalese and American).

Celebratory dinner party in Kathmandu with whole team (Nepalese and American).

May 12:

Going up fixed ropes on the North Col toward Camp 3.

Going up fixed ropes on the North Col toward Camp 3.

A steep section in the fixed line at 23,000'; required front pointing of a grade 3 ice section.

A steep section in the fixed line at 23,000'; required front pointing of a grade 3 ice section.

On the summit plateau headed for Camp 3. Summit in background.

On the summit plateau headed for Camp 3. Summit in background.

Camp 3, with our three tents and two Australian tents.

Camp 3, with our three tents and two Australian tents.

More great pictures here including the Summit photos

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