An attempt to climb Manda II via it's East Couloir.

Statistics

1,469

m

6

m

42

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Easy

Description

After establishing that we were unable to climb the icefall on the main Bhrigupanth Glacier, Plan B was to climb the East Couloir of Manda II. We made two separate attempts from an ABC located on the main glacier (approximately 1/2 day walk up glacier from BC).

Both started very late at night to take advantage of possible refreeze but stopped at ~3/4 height in the couloir due to warm conditions (postholing) and rockfall.