An attempt on Lobuje East, 1991

Wednesday, 23 October 1991 – From our Lobuje East base camp to our advanced base camp: A short while later, the south face of Nupste (7,855 metres) was an impressive red. Knowing we’d be starting our summit attempt early the next morning, we all went to sleep early. I later wrote in my diary, “Despite the fact that I was sleeping above five-thousand metres for the first time (we were higher than Kibo Hut on Mt Kilimanjaro [it’s situated at an altitude of 4,730 metres above sea-level]), but possibly because of the fact that I’d been over 5,000 metres on six successive days, I slept extremely well.”