Samuli Mansikka Makalu 2013 Expedition is on!

Here I am in Kathmandu starting towards Makalu basecamp tomorrow on April 15th! I am joining logistics and basecamp services with a small international team and will arrive in basecamp (approx. 4900 m.) on April 25th.

Above basecamp I will be climbing independently. No supplementary oxygen will be used. Follow the expedition through daily tweets and blog-entries here at Samuli!

Please do get yourself familiar with our partners whose help and assistance is crucial in making this expedition possible! Special thanks goes to Valandre for keeping me warm and alive! Thanks go also to Rab and La Sportiva!

Update on Apr 16th; Departure from Kathmandu was delayed by a day due to weather in Tumlingtar. Might also cause slight changes in approach caravan route.