The Second Step
Gene turned around at the First Step with Phanden. Con and Lopsang continued to the summit and Julio and I turned around here with Lama Jangbu. We did not feel fully acclimatized and I was uncomfortable using oxygen. Given that, Julio and I decided this was the best place to turn around. In retrospect, Gene, Julio and I never climbed higher than the north col to acclimatize and that was a BIG mistake.