Stoked News – News, Videos, surf, skateboard, snowboard, motorsports, action sports » Blog Archive » Snow Skiing – California-based guide Adrian Ballinger Claims First Complete Ski Descent of Manaslu human choroinic gonadotropin

In 2007, after 10 years of full-time guiding rock, alpine and ski terrain around the world, I decided to attempt my first 8,000 meter peak by guiding Cho Oyu with Himalayan Experience and the legendary Russell Brice. If I was going to guide the 8,000 meter peaks, I knew I wanted to do it with the best. In 2007 we were ultimately unsuccessful due to big storms and lots of wind. Then, in the spring of 2008, we had to cancel a North Side Everest expedition when the Chinese closed Tibet. But I knew I was on the right path. In the fall of 2008, I summited my first 8,000 meter peak, Manaslu, while guiding. Manaslu captured so much of what I love in the mountains. It was remote, aesthetic, only a couple of hundred people had ever climbed it, and the route offered up lots of challenges including   …  Pictures and more

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at 8:30 am and is filed under Skiing, Snow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed at this time.

Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'print_footer' not found or invalid function name in /homepages/46/d276293588/htdocs/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 286