Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anticipated Manaslu Itinerary

It is now less than one week until I leave for my attempt to climb Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. I am so very excited! What an awesome adventure I am about to embark upon. I realize how truly blessed I am to be able to pursue my passion like I do. I do not take a single day for granted.
I have had several people ask me for an expedition itinerary. The dates shown below are a best case scenario. As anyone who has traveled to a third world country knows, rarely do things go entirely to plan. Ahhh the joys of travel! Honestly, I am addicted. I believe God created this beautiful world and I am so  eager to see every square inch.
Tuesday, August 25-27, 2015 – Depart Denver – Chicago – Abu Dhabi – Kathman
Friday, August 28, 2015 – Kathmandu
Saturday, August 29, 2015 – Helicopter flight to Sama Goen (11,565’)
Sunday, August 30-31, 2015 – Rest / Acclimitization in Sama Goen
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – Hike to basecamp (15,750’)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – Rest at basecamp
Thursday, September 3, 2015 – Climbing begins
                          Camp 1 – 18,700’
Camp 2 – 21,000’
Camp 3 – 22,310’
Camp 4 – 24,445’
Summit – 26,775’ 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Climbing ends
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Hike from basecamp to Sama Goen
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Helicopter flight from Sama Goen to Kathmandu
Friday, October 9, 2015 – Leave Kathmandu
Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Return Home


PiperComm5960 said...

Hello Ben,
May God's purpose prevail in your plans to reach the summit of Manaslu with minimal adjustments and modifications...

God bless your journey Ben, looking forward to virtually following you to Manaslu..!


Scott Thompson said...

Going up is optional, coming down is mandatory. Will be praying for every step of the journey. Enjoy, be safe, return with memories and awesome stories.

Safe Travels and Happy Adventuring!