Lorenzo Ortas, Jeronimo Lopez, Javier Escartín a few meters below the summit of Baruntse on April 27, 1980.
A skilled porter inches across an exposed log bridge over the Barun River while carrying double loads suspended on his forehead by a tump line
Our advance Base Camp was at the base of the unclimbed East Ridge of Baruntse about 18,000 ft.
Lorenzo's front points barely scratch the ice on the North flank of the East Ridge as he ascends a fixed line up towards the crest of the ridge.
Lorenzo Ortas ascends the South flank of the East Ridge and as we move towards our final bivouac.
Jeronimo Lopez stands on the summit of Baruntse with Ama Dablam's Northeast Face behind him. This is the face that Michael Kennedy and I made the first ascent of five years later.