In 2010 Mark Adams and I returned to Nepal and another attempt to climb Kande Hiunchul South. Initially we were accompanied by our friend Da Gombu Sherpa, who had been on both of the previous expeditions. Unfortunately Gombu was ill and had to leave us at Nepalganj, leaving Pasang Sherpa as our sirdar. Gombu had a deadly cancer and died within a year of this trip. He was a great man and had achieved an astonishing amount in his life. He really deserves a complete article to himself.
We had great difficulty climbing the Chaudabise Gorge as a very heavy monsoon had washed away the bridges. We climbed the side of the gorge and over two days reached the upper end of the valley. On a reconnaissance from the moraine camp, Pasang and Amrit saw that the ridge we were hoping to climb was in such a dangerous state that we could go no further. We retreated.