But in the end, due to freezing cold temperatures and strong wind the only reasonable option was to retreat.
“Had we reached the summit, our climb would have been perfect,” summarizes David Lama, who’s visited his father’s home village during the expedition.
“In turn, we still have our fingers. On the way down, we warmed them in our pockets. They will surely be useful on our next attempt, which we have set our sights on for next year.”