12 climbers scale Mt Manaslu as summit bids underway on Day II

Kathmandu: At least 12 climbers successfully stood atop the world’s eighth highest mountain this morning after rope-fixing Sherpas along with two members opened a climbing route to the summit of Mt Manaslu yesterday.

According to Mingma Sherpa, Managing Director at Seven Summit Treks, six foreign members and six Sherpa climbers of Arnold Coster expedition scaled the 8,163 metre-peak.

The foreign climbers including Claudia Cristina Elizabeth Bento, Pedro Augusto Hauck Da Silva and Bernardo Pereira Mascarenhas Da Fonseca from Brazil, Spanish climber Ramon Romero Gallego, Dolores Hesham Abdelminem Al Shelleh from Jordan and Wimjan Peeters from Belgium scaled the mountain.

Karma Sherpa, Chhangba Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa, Dawa Sange Sherpa, Dawa Dorchi Sherpa and Ming Dorchi Sherpa from his company also reached the summit point, Sherpa added.

Four Sherpa climbers and two foreigners had summitted Mt Manaslu becoming the first team to reach the top of Mt Manaslu this season yesterday.

More climbers will be attempting to scale the peak in a day or two while 192 foreign climbers representing 18 teams, along with over 200 climbing Sherpas, have obtained climbing permits to attempt to climb Mt Manaslu in the autumn season, according to the Department of Tourism.