The snow conditions were not ideal. We had snow shoes, but still we were making deep tracks and it was very slow going. Of course, the altitude didn't help much either.
On our first try, we had to turn back at what I guess was an hour or two from the summit because it was too late. Much too late in fact as we found out later, when we got back to our tent hours after nightfall. The second time things went better. First of all, we had our own trail for quite a while now, which made it easier. We were also were better acclimatized. It still was tough, but we finally made it this time around.
4 June 2011.