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Manaslu Base Camp at 4800m, before being hit by an avalanche
Photo by Simone Moro
Manaslu Base Camp at 4800m.
Photo by Simone Moro
Simone Moro and Alex Txikon at Campo 1 on Manaslu
Photo by Simone Moro

Manaslu Base Camp partially destroyed by avalanche

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The winter expedition to Manaslu led by Simone Moro and Alex Txikon has suffered a minor setback; an avalanche hit and partially destroyed Base Camp. All the members of the expedition are doing well, having previously descended to Samagaon after heavy snowfall.

The main news coming out from Kathmandu is good, namely that Simone Moro, Alex Txikon and all the members of their winter expedition to Manaslu are safe and sound, even if their attempt to climb the eighth highest mountain in the world has suffered a minor setback.

This winter in the Himalayas is proving to be particularly difficult and after almost 3 meters of fresh snow, the Italian and Spanish mountaineers decided to evacuate the entire team to Samagaon, the closest village, while they waited for conditions to improve. Moro and Txikon decided to continue to the Nepalese capital for logistical reasons, and it was there that they learned from photographer Oswald Rodrigo Pereira that their base camp has been hit and partially destroyed by an avalanche.

Prudence and patience, and the experience gained during 21 winter expeditions, have one again proven to be fundamental.

>> Click here to read Moro's full post on Facebook.

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