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Asia, Nepal, Manaslu, Northeast Face

Manaslu, Northeast Face. Thirteen members of the commercial Hauser Exkursionen International reached the summit of Manaslu (8156 meters, 26,760 feet). The leader was the Swiss Hans von Känel, who climbed his fifth 8000-meter peak. The summit was reached on May 7 by von Känel, Jürgen Mecke, German, and Wanchu Sherpa, on May 11 by Fredy Graf, Hansjürg Müller, Swiss, Karl Horn, Andreas Loferer and Hans Zebrowski, Germans and on May 19 by Walter Heimbach, Rüdiger Schleypen, Germans, Josef Millinger, Peter Wörgötter, Austrians, Stefan Wörner, Peter Weber, Swiss and Pasang Sherpa. Six made it to the top without oxygen. Loferer was 62 years old. Wörgötter and Millinger made the descent on skis.