National Geographic : 1955 Nov
Next morning the party set off for the pass with Lowe in front, swinging his ax to clear ice from covered rocks or cut ting a few essential steps. By 9 o'clock, when they reached the saddle, monsoon clouds en veloped all the peaks. But across a wide plateau they could see the south ridge of Baruntse disappearing in the mist. The reasonable climbing angle of its lower slopes encour aged them. After feeling their way through dense fog over the plateau, they pitched camp at 20,000 feet. In the late afternoon the mist cleared, and they climbed up the few feet to the saddle west of them. From there they had a magnificent view down into the 601 George Lowe Frozen Ramps Lead to Lhotse, Highest Unscaled Peak A neighbor of Everest, Lhotse rises 27,890 feet; its Tibetan name means South Peak. Tent holds the injured McFarlane.