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Asia, Nepal, Manaslu

Manaslu. The fourth Korean expedition to Manaslu finally successfully climbed the mountain, ascending the northeast face. We started the approach march on March 7 and got to Base Camp (12,400 feet) on March 19. We established Camps I, II, III, IV and V at 16,000, 18,200, 20,750, 22,650 and 24,600 feet on March 21, April 1, 10, 20 and 21 respectively. Two unsuccessful summit tries were made on April 22 and 27. On April 28 Seo Dong Hwan and Sherpas Ang Zawa and Ang Pasang left Camp V at 7:20 and reached the summit (26,760 feet, 8156 meters) at 1:30 P.M.

Lee In Jung, Dongguk Alpine Club, Korea