Samdo (6,335m), Attempt

Asia, Nepal, Manaslu Himal
Author: Lindsay Griffin, Elizabeth Hawley, Richard Salisbury. Climb Year: N/A. Publication Year: 2010.

Babulal Lamu Tamang and Alexandre Ulcakar from France are the first known party to have attempted Samdo since the peak was brought onto the permitted list in 2003. The peak lies northeast of Manaslu on the Tibetan border, south of the Lajyung La. The pair reached the village of Samdo on the normal trek around the back of Manaslu, en route to the Larkya La, and established a high camp at 5,050m, hoping to climb the north ridge. However, from the outset the weather was terrible, with much snowfall, they made no further progress.