Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest mountain and is the highest in the district of Lamjung. It is part of the Mansiri Himal, which is a subrange of the Himalayas found approximately 100 kilometers from Kathmandu. The mountain stands at 8,156 meters above sea level. The first persons to climb the mountain were Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu who were part of a Japanese expedition. The successful climb was done on May 9, 1956. The second climb was done by another Japanese expedition in 1971. In 1997, the first American, Charlie Mace, climbed the mountain.
As of 2008, only 297 climbs had been made on this mountain, and 53 of these ended up in fatalities, making it the fourth most [Read more…]