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Dutch skippers storming Manaslu


(B2) A team of Dutch “marine riflemen” (from Corps Mariners) set off to attack Manaslu, one of the peaks of more than 8000 meters of the Himalayan chain in Nepal, not far from Tibet, also one of the most dangerous. Objective of the expedition: train in extreme conditions at very high altitudes.

After acclimatization, on site, the last part of the climb to the summit is started. The six Sherpas left for the summit. They " reached camp 3 at 6700 meters in the early evening » tells the team on the page Facebook of shipping. “ They will rest and eat for the final assault towards camp 4 and if circumstances permit, on the mountain, meet for the summit ". But conditions remain difficult. In the morning, it is clear that the path is not possible. The passage its " turned out hard and long. (They went back) just below camp 4 at 7300m. The weather window of opportunity is closing faster than expected. And a snowstorm is coming ».


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).