An attempt on Lobuje East, 1991

In Kathmandu: … climbing Lobuje East (sometimes also spelt “Lobuche East”, as in these trip notes provided by World Expeditions) struck me as a natural next step. Lobuje East is higher than Kilimanjaro (it’s more than six-thousand metres above sea-level) – but not excessively so, and Lobuje East is in Nepal, close to Mt Everest, a mountain that had captured my attention since 1953, when it was first successfully climbed. These trip notes also underscore the fact that in order to reach the base of Lobuje East, we would have to trek for three weeks from Jiri via Namche Bazar and Gokyo.