MailOnline Travel’s Sadie Whitelocks went on an expedition with former special forces officer Neil Laughton.
I’d never felt so exhausted, I had a nagging headache and ice was steadily forming on the tip of my nose in the -20 degrees Celsius whipping wind.
I started to think that accepting an invitation to the world’s highest dinner party on Mount Everest might have been one of the silliest things I’d done but not one to give up easily, I continued slogging my way up the 1km-high ice wall in a bid to not let my expectant dinner host down.
Former special forces officer Neil Laughton, a 54-year-old avid adventurer, first tried hosting the world’s highest dinner party in 2015 but the Nepalese earthquake struck and the mission had to be aborted.
Now he was back on the mountain with a new team, including myself, to have another bite at the cherry.