Arriving in late May, the team began by acclimatising on Muchuar Glacier and Batokshi Peak during the first ten days. Their main objective was to make the first ascent of the South East Pillar route on Ultar, which they attempted after awaiting a weather window in base camp for ten days. In further bad weather they began the route, reaching C2 at 5900m. Heavy snow continued in the following days, and the team were caught in an avalanche which struck the site of their tents. This sadly led to the death of Christian Huber and the team’s evacuation from C2 by helicopter.