Thursday, October 15, 2020

Bahrain prince, his expedition team successfully scale Mt Manaslu

 The prince of Bahrain and his expedition team successfully scaled Mt Manaslu (8,163 meter) today.

According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), the liaison officer of the base camp confirmed the successful ascent of Mt Manaslu by the prince of Bahrain and his expedition team. “Fourteen climbers from Bahrain and three mountain guides have successfully climbed the mountain at 7:10 am this morning,” a press note from the department reads.

The team – including the prince of Bahrain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa – had reached the base camp of Mt Manaslu on Tuesday. The expedition team has already ascended Mt Lobuche (6,119 meter) on October 3, the department press note reads, adding that after the mountaineering activities were suspended due to Covid-19, the expedition team of Bahrain prince has made the first ascent of 2020.

The government has suspended spring season climbing as a precautionary measure for the safety of the climbers. Mountaineering activities resumed in July after nearly six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

An 18-member expedition team – including a member from the royal family and three nationals from the United Kingdom – had arrived in Kathmandu on September 16. The department issued the climbing permit to the team on September 22.

According to the department, it has issued climbing permits to four teams for three mountains – Mt BarunTse (7,129 meter), Mt Manaslu and Mt Gyalzen (6,151 meter) – for this season. The department has collected some Rs 1.91 million as royalty from expedition teams attempting to scale mountains this autumn.

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