304 Dhaulagiri From Just Before Khobang [19 of 23]
ďA little farther on we saw the upper slopes of Dhaulagiri, streaked with blue ice. The south-east ridge running down towards us, of which we had some hope, extended endlessly, as sharp as a blade of a knife and bristling with ice pinnacles and snow cornices - absolutely impregnable" (Maurice Herzog, Annapurna). Just before Khobang, I had another wonderful view of the ridge to Dhaulagiri. The clouds were coming fast up the face.