Thalay Sagar Attempt. This year P. Minks, C. Rowland, P. Trower, C. Graham, K. Hoppen and I managed to hit the worst spell of Himalayan weather I have ever experienced—avalanches killed 15 people in the area. We didn’t get to within 100 feet of our previous high point and all the prepared section was wiped out by avalanches. It snowed continuously for nine days at the end of September and even our Base Camp disappeared while we were holed up above it.
J.V. Anthoine, Alpine Climbing Group