Over the last few days social media have seen a steady stream of messages announcing successful ascents of Manaslu (8,163 m), in Nepal, the world’s eighth-highest peak. The most recent post was from Polish ski-mountaineer Anna Tybor and her two companions, Federico Secchi and Marco Majori, who reached the summit last Wednesday afternoon. Their announcement, which appeared on Tybor’s Facebook page a mere two hours after they had topped out, included a summit photo and a statement in Polish, almost certainly written by someone other than the three climbers. The statement read: “We’ve done it! At around 3 pm local time, the team of Anna Tybor, Federico Secchi and Marco Majori reached the summit of Manaslu. After a quick summit photo, all three began skiing down to basecamp…” The post has received more than a thousand reactions and a hundred congratulatory comments. The summit of Manaslu? Yes, but which summit?
At least 200 people from all around the world have made for Manaslu’s north-east face route since the autumn season began in
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