My climbing team and I returned from the icy Everest region yesterday, after unsuccessfully attempting to climb Pumori by the mountain’s southwest ridge. Not surprisingly, if still sadly, the winter winds and the bitter mountain cold made it impossible to reach the 7161-meter summit safely. Nevertheless, the expedition has been a great experience, with the SW ridge route providing some of the most scenic, challenging and exposed climbing I have done so far. As always, I will tell you all about the climb after a little rest here in Kathmandu.
For now, let me wish you all a beautiful, warm and happy holiday season! Merry Christmas from Nepal!