- Horia Colibășanu Will Try to Climb Mt. Manaslu on the Northside, this spring
- His project also includes a descent on skis, on the standard route
Bucharest, March 9: Romanian-born pure climber Horia Colibășanu, atop of seven 8,000-meter summits so far, will leave for the Himalayas in Nepal, at the end of March, to summit and try a descent on skis from an 8,000-meter peak – Mount Manaslu (8,163m). He will not use supplementary oxygen or high-altitude Sherpa.If successful, that would be a first for Colibășanu, and also for his home country.
Thus, Colibășanu will get acclimatized on the standard route for his second project in this climbing season – to ascend Manaslu on the Northside, on an unconventional route, together with Peter Hámor (Slovakia), his rope companion in the past years.
Horia Colibășanu stated: “We are six decades far from the first successful ascents of the world’s highest mountains. In 2015, how you climb a mountain is more important than to reach its summit. Climbing style is everything nowadays.”
Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, is considered one of the most dangerous, with dozens of deaths in recent years. Colibășanu successfully climbed Manaslu in 2006, together with Spaniard Inaki Ochoa (1967-2008).
#ManasluNorth expedition will kick off at the end of March and is scheduled until the end of the spring climbing season in the Himalayas (end of May).
The expedition partners are: Timișoreana Beer, Allianz-Țiriac, Slatina City Hall. Technical sponsors and supporters: Kathrein, Deltatel, Vitas, CS Alternative, Scarpa, S75, Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (FRAE), Sport Guru, Dynafit, Salewa. Media partners: Sport.ro, Pro Sport, Esquire.
About Horia Colibășanu:
Horia Colibășanu, 38, is a dentist and lives in Timișoara city, Romania. He has ascended seven 8,000-meter mountains so far, without additional O2 and with no Sherpa support. The mountains he climbed include K2 (8,611m), Annapurna (8,091) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m), three of the world’s most dangerous eight-thousanders. Five out of his seven successful summits were firsts for his home country.
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