The objective was to climb one of the 6000m peaks of the Gorakh Himal. After an 8 day approach march of they got to within 12kms of the mountain Gorakh Kang. Very heavy snowfall prevented them getting closer with pack mules, and no porters were available, so they decided to try an ascent from this remote base. They then got news of the Kathmandu earthquake, and as two of their Nepali staff were from the epicentre area near Manaslu, they had to get them back home to their families. The expedition was ended for humanitarian reasons, with no climbing accomplished.