Winter 2019: Simone Moro and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa Returned from 6400m
Italian alpinist Simone Moro together with Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, aiming to summit Manaslu this winter via normal route without supplemental oxygen in alpine style, are back to the Base Camp of Manaslu on 20th January, 2019 from 6400m. They encountered with difficulties of passing crevasses after having set up their Camp-2 at 6000m. "After the overnight at 6000 m. today we moved forward over Camp 2 (6400 m.). We worked so hard to pass a labyrinth of crevasses but in the end we had to stop in front of an obstacle that can be overcome only with ladders (that we don’t have and in any case we would not use). We decided to descend till our camp at 6000 m., leave the material there and return to BC. As per weather forecast there will be a period of bad weather and snow. We’ll have time to rest and think of an action plan. There’s maybe one way to avoid the problems we faced today," Simone wrote on his Facebook Page.