September 27, 2012
The Manaslu team flew back to Kathmandu by helicopter today, and the sherpa team are on their way out to Arughat with the porters. Great to know everyone is safe and sound. Manaslu was tough expedition, but by all accounts Mike, Peter, and the IMG climbers and sherpas did a heroic job participating in the rescue after the avalanche at Camp 3. Well done, team. As someone much wiser than me once said: we may love the mountains, but they don’t care about us. For next year we will be hoping that the Chinese reopen Cho Oyu!