Season’s first ascent of eight-thousander in Nepal: Bahraini prince’s team climbs Manaslu

A team led by Bahraini Prince Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Al Khalifa on its way to the peak of Mount Manaslu, in Nepal, in October 2020. Photo: Seven Summit Treks

Kathmandu, October 15

A team led by Bahraini Prince Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Al Khalifa reached the peak of Mount Manaslu (8,156 metres) on Thursday morning.

This is the first ascent of an eight-thousander in Nepal this autumn. The country had not seen any climbing activity in the spring season also this year, due to the Covid-19 fears.

Officials of the Department of Tourism and the team’s expedition organiser, Seven Summit Treks, confirm the ascent.

A few weeks back, the Bahraini royal and his team had climbed Mount Lobuche (6,119 metres).

Along with the team, Nepali Sherpas including Mingma Sherpa and Tashi Sherpa also climbed the mountain. In total, there were 14 Bahraini climbers and three Nepali mountain guides, according to the department.

It has been learned that the Bahraini team is also preparing to climb Everest, the tallest peak of the world, in the spring season next year.

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