The original objectives were to attempt an unclimbed line on Pharilapcha North Face, and a secondary target of Chhuphu in the Thame valley. They acclimatised on Lobuche East, and then, finding the North Face of Phalirapcha in poor condition, they attempted a route on Kangshung (6061m). Here they were thwarted by unseasonable unstable new snow. Next they tried the unclimbed North East face and North ridge of Kvaio Ri (6186m), reaching 5900m before a dropped rucksack forced retreat. They found some compensation with good icefall climbing in the Machermo Khola. They were unable to attempt their secondary target of Chhuphu because of permit problems.