Pumori Attempt. Hall Wendel, two Sherpas Indra and Nuru and I made an unsuccessful attempt to climb Pumori by the southeast face to the east ridge. We arrived at Base Camp on April 3 and the next day began fixing ropes toward Camp I. We established Camps I and II at 6400 and 6700 meters on April 6 and 8. We reached a high point of 6860 meters on April 11, where we were blocked by a huge sérac/crevasse barrier surrounding the summit slopes. We would have needed rocket packs or 50 ladders to get over it!