After much deliberation, a lot of analysis, and some tears we have decided to cancel the 2015 Manaslu expedition. The conditions at 24,000 feet, between camps 3 and 4 are too unstable to safely climb. In addition to the 12 foot crevasse, this section of the route has become heavily loaded with snow in the past few days, making it avalanche prone. While we could wait for the avalanches to naturally occur, high winds over the next week will also prevent safe climbing.
With a very heavy heart, I have begun packing gear to be taken back to Kathmandu, where I hope to be in a few days.
Reluctantly packing up base camp
Photo: Lisa White