Text Box: Nicholas Rice
Extreme High Altitude Athlete
Text Box: Xpedition 8000

2009 Solo Manaslu Expedition

Dispatch Eight: March 31st, 2009

Day Eight: Trek Day 5: Deng to Namrung

Today after our usual morning routine, we headed out in what thankfully was a clear morning. The route climbed up a few hundred meters, then dropped down , which made for a discouraging day. We stopped briefly in the village Ghap to have our pack lunches. From here, the route got even more frustrating as it inclined steeply (much of the time with stone stairs) for hundreds of vertical meters and dropped back down to the river. Finally for the last two excruciating hours, we climbed up to 2650 meters and finally spotted the sign for Namrung. We arrived and as usual waited for our porters. The “dining room: here had electricity and a TV, which was playing Indian Music videos. We watched until our loads arrived and set up camp. It rained again on us, making for a very damp night.

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