An attempt on Lobuje East, 1991

Saturday, 12 October 1991 – Rest day in Namche Bazar: Despite feeling ill, I decided not to mope around feeling sorry for myself. I joined at least four other members of our expedition and dragged myself slowly up above the town to the Sagarmatha National Park’s headquarters, and was duly rewarded for my efforts by my first magnificent view of Mt Everest (8,848 metres). In this picture that Dave took of me, the summit pyramid of world’s highest peak (8,848 metres above sea-level) is directly above my head. The Nuptse ridge is in front of Everest, while Lhotse (8,516 metres) is the peak on the right.