Trail of Change: Georg going for the summit

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Today the last of the four Austrian climbers left base camp for his summit attempt. I (Hannes) joined Georg up to camp I (5800m) and cleaned lower camp I (5600m) completely which means the expedition is already preparing for departure … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Three expedition members on the summit!

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Today we have brief but very good news from the base camp of Manaslu. We are proud to tell you that three of the Austrian expedition members reached the summit of Manaslu yesterday. Markus Amon ascended from camp II at … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Knowing your place in the mountains

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The Austrians Hannes G., Sepp, Georg and Markus left base camp on Saturday, I followed them on Sunday morning. That was not the best decision since it was probably the hottest day I have ever spent in the mountains. Under … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Too much fresh snow for climbing higher

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After a rest day in Manaslu base camp today the whole expedition team set off to the higher camps again. Unfortunately the weather has changed. Yesterday we had lots of rain and a bit of snow here in base camp. … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Hannes heading up to Camp I, Nils working in base camp

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After a clear evening with fantastic views of the surrounding mountain massifs and a night with a little bit of fresh snow the Austrians as well as Hannes set off to Camp I at around 5600m. Hannes is pretty psyched … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Arrived at Manaslu Base Camp

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Meeting the Clearskies expedition at Samagaon on the afternoon of September 13th was no problem. They were already preparing the loads for the transport up to base camp in one of the many new lodges recently built in Samagaon. The … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: The days in between

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We (Hannes and Nils) had a great time transfering from one expedition to the other. In the last three days we hiked through the remote valley of Dudh Khola via the Larke La to the Tibetan settlement of Samdo. It … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: One down, One to go

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On Sunday we arrived at Koto in the Annapurna Trekking Area and split. Nils and Hannes are heading to Manaslu to meet up with the Clearskies Manaslu Expedition team. The other group is going back to Kathmandu. We had a … Weiterlesen

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