Manaslu Attempts via the Northeast Face in the Post-Monsoon. Two Austri- ans, a Swiss and a German led by Austrian Horst Frankhauser reached 7300 meters on October 10 with bad weather and threatening avalanches. Spaniards Carles Gel, Victor Marín, Joan Colet and Ong Chu Sherpa were also unsuccessful. They established Base Camp at 4750 meters on September 5. Between September 19 and 29, they made three alpine-style attempts, but their high point was 6000 meters. Bad weather and avalanche danger kept them from climbing higher. On October 4, four Japanese led by Masaaki Fukushima turned back in high winds at 7350 meters.