The Manaslu is with 8163 meters the eighth highest mountain of our earth. His name comes from Sanskrit and means “mountain of the soul”. The name Kutang, which is also used for the Manaslu, derives from the Tibetan (“tang”, the plain) and refers to the large summit plateau, which is especially prominent from the north. The Manaslu is located in Mansiri Himal, far west of Nepal and is bounded to the southeast by the Ganesh Himal, to the northwest by the Annapurna Massif. He is well-known to German linguistic circles by the ever strong German / Austrian / Swiss commitment in the ascent history of the mountain and also by the popular classic Manaslu circumnavigation, a trekking tour through the valley of the Buri Gandaki over the Larkya Pass in the Marsyangdi Valley leads. The aim of the expedition is to ascend the northeast flank of the mountain to the summit. On Facebook, we are currently reporting on the progress of the expedition.