Expedition Watch: Skiing Manaslu

With the Chinese government restricting foreign access to Tibet and, thus, Cho Oyu, skiers and climbers may head to Manaslu in Nepal. Cho Oyu is the world's sixth highest peak, and one of the best options for skiers looking to make an 8,000m descent. Benedikt Böhm, Sebastian Haag, and Greg Hill have decided to abandon their speed ascent plans for Cho Oyu and go to Manaslu. Manaslu is the world's eighth highest peak, at 26,759 feet, and another worthy option. Haag and company's decision means there will be at least two teams trying for record feats on Manaslu this season. Glen Plake, Rémy Lécluse, and Greg Costa already made plans to be the first team to summit and ski Manaslu without supplemental oxygen. They are in the middle of their expedition now. Read on for a bit more about their push.

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