Newsletter 3229 September 1998
C3 - ABC
By early morning it was still snowing and the avalanche risk was high so we had to decide to abandon our summit bid as conditions were too dangerous. We headed back down to C2 in near waist deep snow. All other teams were bailing out as well. At C2 we packed as much gear as possible into our rucsacs and continued on down to C1 and finally ABC. By the time we reached ABC in the late afternoon we were all exhausted.