Further note on the French ascent of Taweche. This was an unauthorized ascent of a peak, not on the permitted list, by a French group led by Yannick Seigneur, who had gone to Khumbu to investigate the possibilities of high-altitude skiing from 6000 meters—downwards. In no way were they an official mountaineering expedition. As of June 1 the matter is still under investigation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. M. Seigneur escaped immediate punishment by promising the Ministry on Friday that he would give a full explanation on Sunday—and by leaving Nepal on Saturday!
Michael Cheney, Himalayan Club