Antonis Sykaris and Giorgos Marinos conquered the Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. They brought with them Greek flags which they produly showed at a height of 8,163 meters.
“>The two members of the Greek Mountaineers Association began their travel early September, they landed in Nepal and right days later arrived at the base camp of the mountain.
The weather was not their ally and their health was slow to stabilize. they had almost given up.
“>However, it was their belief and their experience that helped them manage the challenge.
“I’m on top of Manaslu, 8163 meters. Thank you, God!” Antonis Sykaris tells on camera.
“>At 6 a.m. on Friday, September 28th 2018, Sykaris and Marinos reached the top of Manaslu.
“>The Manaslu is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “mountain of the spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.
“>56-year-old Sykaris is the first Greek to have conquered three mountains in the s0-called “Grand Slam” as mountainers call the 14 mountains in the world with a height of over 8,000 meters.
“>Sykaris conquered the Everest 8,848m in 2017, the Kansenuga 8,586m in May 2018 and now the Manaslu in September.