Kinga Baranowska summited Manaslu October 5, 2008 at 10 am local time
Manaslu Piotr Pustelnik received an SMS late Sunday stating that Kinga Baranowska and Edurne Pasaban bagged Manaslu. “All members returned to BC the same day, good job,” Piotr commented. The climb wasn’t easy, so check in Monday for further summit reports. C2 was totaled and the storms also covered all of the fixed lines with up to 10 ft of snow, reported Himex, whose Sherpas took on most of the hard work of re-fixing ropes, digging for tents and supplies, and carrying up new gear. By the end of the week, all teams climbing without O2 reportedly retreated as tension brewed below.