Tawoche Attempt. John Roskelley, Naoe Sakashita and I climbed to 18,000 feet to observe Tawoche’s east face. Alternating warmth and cold produced avalanches, running water and rockfall, a deterrent to insane behavior. We made no attempt on the face and returned with reverence for the power of nature. A half-hearted attempt was made on the southeast ridge on April 23, but we left off with bad weather approaching.