billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

I did it

This is just a brief update to let you know that I have done it! I summited Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, without the use of supplementary oxygen!

I will write more and post some pictures once I get back to Kathmandu or Switzerland, where I will be working for the next 4 months.

Thanks again for all your support and I can tell you – I am very happy to have summited an 8,000m peak without oxygen.

Manaslu taken by Alex Treadway

Manaslu taken by Alex Treadway

22 Responses

  1. Steffi said on October 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Liebe Billi, herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem besonderen Gipfelerfolg!! Ich freue mich Dich im April wieder zu sehen, dann musst Du mir unbedingt alles erzählen. Bis dahin sei lieb gegrüßt und geniesse den “after summit blues”! Steffi

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  2. Serena said on October 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Well done Billi!!! Without oxygen too – wow! And I see Chrissie just won ironman too in difficult circumstances… you are both heroines!!!!

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  3. Gemma said on October 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Wow! Congrats Billi

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  4. Sascha said on October 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations Billi! Photo looks great – definitely not the worst in the world.

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  5. Kate said on October 7, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Awesome work Billi! Congratulations!

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  6. claudi said on October 7, 2011 at 1:08 am

    unglaublich – ganz herzlichen Glueckwunsch von uns. Freuen uns, dass Du gesund wieder da bist. Clive fragt:”Oh, she did it without oxygen, does that mean she held her breath all the way up?!?” Viele Bussis, Claudi und Clive mit Tilda

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  7. Team Milo said on October 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    cool. and relieved. Dxx

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  8. Lizzy Hawker said on October 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Dear Billi, just fantastic – I’m so happy for you 🙂 hope you have safe and swift return to KTM. I’m here but maybe we leave for Kanchenjunga before you are back ….. so the BIG HUG might have to wait until I’m home in Switzerland!! Congrats too on the job – where will you be?
    big hug and much, much love,
    Lizzy 🙂

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  9. Susan said on October 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Dearest Billi, congratulations!!! You make us proud! Speak soon. Much love and lots of hugs from Florida. slr

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  10. markus said on October 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    so GREAT – no more words !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Clare said on October 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

    woohoo!!!! congratulations you amazing woman you! so excited for you, well done!!! And just happy you back down and writing to tell us lowlanders all about it!

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  12. Sonja said on October 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Wow! That’s amazing, congratulations

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  13. Marion said on October 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Mei, Billi, das ist ja der Gipfel! Herzlichste Gratulation! Dickes Bussi. Bin stolz auf Dich.

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  14. Baba said on October 6, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Supi, gratuliere!!!! Und hoffentlich bis bald, BIG hug, xx

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  15. Beth said on October 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Dear Billi,
    Way to go! That is a fabulous accomplishment. I’m so happy for you!!! Can’t wait to hear the story and see the pics. Awesome and amazing.

    Where’s Robot when we need him? :-)) He’s been a bit MIA while we sat chewing our nails waiting for word. Seriously, tell him thanx from all of us.
    Have a safe trip back and hugs from the U.S.

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  16. Declan said on October 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Congratulations Billi! Well done!! Glad that you made it – and safely, at that! Big hugs ’til we meet in da ‘du! :o), d.

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  17. Burgi said on October 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Dear Billi, great news! Congratulations! We are looking forward to having you here with us next Monday.
    Have a safe trip home and take good care, Burgi

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  18. Alex said on October 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    B!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done you, you really ARE an amazing woman! Looks like I’m just going to miss you in the do. Huge hugs and get home safely. Hugs, Alex xxx

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  19. mama said on October 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    bin soooo froh, dass ich wieder was von dir gehört habe gratuliere dir zu deiner tollen Leistung, bin sehr stolz auf dich und sehr beruhigt,dass du dich vorerst mal wieder in flacheren Ebenen tummelst dickes Bussi mama

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  20. Nonna said on October 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    wow -you are amazing!!!!! Congrats!!

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  21. Tina said on October 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    yiiippiiieee! way to go Billi-ji. Have a safe trip back home. xx Tina

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  22. astrid Rößler said on October 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    billi, ich gratulliere von ganzem herzen…..astrid

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