An attempt on the first ascent of the unclimbed North Ridge of Chamlang (7319m). They started with an ascent of Ama Dablam by the normal South West Ridge route. This was a work project, but provided perfect acclimatisation for Chamlang. The whole Everest region was very dry, and the view from Ama Dablam was not promising, with bare rock where there should have been neve. Consideration of options for the approach to Chamlang led them to opt for a helicopter, for reasons of cost as well as time. Conditions on the North Ridge of Chamlang were very poor, and the forecast weather window failed to materialise; there was consistent snow from lunchtime every day. They made a brief tentative attempt on the route, but judging that conditions were too dangerous to continue they aborted the attempt at about 5800m.