October 15th should have been the day of our summit attempt, however the storm the previous night prevented this. We had also run out of fuel; the kerosene we had did not seem to be the best quality. We had no choice but to return to Basecamp.
The morning was probably the clearest and hottest to date, so Joe and I did take a hike towards the gully that would be the final part of the route before the summit, just because.
After our hike we started the long journey down. Suffice to say that the fresh snow fall did not make the return to camp any easier.
we reached Basecamp at 4pm. We had reached 17,500 ft, but we’re just short of our goal.