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Mt. Manaslu also know as Kutang is the eighth highest mountain in worlds 14th highest 8000niers mountain. Name Manaslu comes from the Sanskrit "Manasa" "intellect" or soul.
The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition). The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent. It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent. There are a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history. As of 2003, the peak has seen only 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2.
HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950 but the first real survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952.
A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Buri Gandaki valley in 1953. When another team followed in 1954, the villagers of Samagaon told them the first team had been responsible for an avalanche that destroyed a monastery & refused to let the 1954 expedition climb. The expedition set off to climb Ganesh Himal instead.
Despite a large donation for the rebuilding of the monastery, subsequent Japanese expeditions, including the one that made the first ascent in 1956, took place in an atmosphere of animosity and mistrust. The second successful Japanese expedition was in 1971. There was a South Korean attempt in 1971, and in April 1972 an avalanche that killed five climbers and 10 Sherpas ended the second made the fourth ascent of mount Manaslu , as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed from the Marshyangdi valley in 1972. So Manaslu is one of the very renowned lovely mountains in the world to which, many foreigner enthusiast to climb very curiously.
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