Manaslu Northeast-Face Attempt. A Colombian expedition of nine was led by Carlos Eduardo Gómez. They attempted the normal route. The maximum altitude reached was 7250 meters, where Camp IV was established. It was reached by Manuel Arturo Barrios and Juan Pablo Ruiz on October 31 and again by Barrios and Marcelo Arbeláez the next day. On November 2 it was decided to abandon the climb because of strong winds and cold. Two members had already been mildly frostbitten and it was feared that more serious frostbite might be in store if they continued.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley