How did it find its way onto your science book? ;)
Cool - yes, in both senses of the word. I remember a teammate turning back due to the bitter cold at the end of the rock section. I also remember the awesome sunrise from the summit and the high winds blasting the top parts of Lhotse.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe