I’m not really enthusiastic about this idea. Leaving a friend in the middle of the face in the cold like that? I don’t like it. But he insists and we have to respect. Marcos is 2 pitches below us. From this point, the route gets easier and follows a snow couloir to the East ridge. After discussion, we decide with Liu to give it a try. Simond will wait with some water and warm close. I take again the lead because I go faster than Liu so I can make the track. We agree with Liu that we will see how fast we can go and decide when we reach the ridge if we go or not to the top.

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