Alan is right! Two weeks of heavy snowfall prevented anyone on my team and for that matter in base camp from reaching the summit. I actually got buried completely inside my tent at Camp I. Dangerous avalanche conditions and deep snow caused all teams to leave base camp and head home. Was the leader of the 2007 International Shishapangma Expedition. Photo album on my site www.nickrice.us
Heavy snows in 2007 prevented all but 2 climbers from a late arriving team from reaching either summit. But the expedition to Tibet was great and significantly less crowded than nearby Cho Oyu. Pictures, videos, etc on my site at www.alanarnette.com
We reached the central summit at 1.30pm Nepali time. The snow was fairly awful, breaking through the crust several times, there was also powder snow high up making it too dangerous to traverse across to the main summit. Clear skies and little wind, great views and a great feeling to reach over 8000m.