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This article appeared in edited form in the Mountain Club of South Africa Journal 2000. Pemba’s headlight wavered weakly in the inky darkness. The snow glittered in its beam, the surface deceptively crisp. Once more he stepped upward. Once more the surface broke and he sank down to the thigh. It was 2.30 a.m. on […]

I had been interested in the Lhotse couloir, the obvious line up the west face of Lhotse, ever since seeing it from the summit ridge of Everest in 1996. I spent the last two weeks of April 2000 climbing on Mera (6476m) and then went on to Lhotse base camp (the same as Everest south […]