An attempt on Lobuje East, 1991

Thursday, 24 October 1991 Our Lobuje East summit attempt: Jon took this picture from the ridge where wed rested and where hed decided to stop. In the middle of the picture, you can see seven tiny figures making their way up to a small plateau. When we reached the plateau at 10:00 am, Tarchen told us we would be going no further. He argued that as only he had the expertise to lead everyone safely off the mountain, we had to go back down to the ridge where wed split up and abseil down the snow slope wed climbed so laboriously three hours or so earlier.