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Expedition Manaslu

Expedition Manaslu

In fall 2007 the two Munich-based extreme alpinists Benedikt Böhm and Sebastian Haag took off to Nepal to climb Manaslu (8,163 m). Accompanied by the French junior alpinist Nicolas Bonnet, they wanted to reach the eighth highest peak of the planet at top speed and ski down again - right through the death zone. But the weather conditions were very bad. In basecamp everybody had to stay calm, waiting for the perfect day to start. The climbers made several attempts and had already set up some higher camps on the mountain. But then an avalanche came down, destroying the camp - the entire expedition was on the brink of collapse. Fortunately the forecasters gave them the green light again. So Beni, Basti and Nicolas set out to try their luck again immediately. 200 meters below summit they had to make a difficult decision.


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