The 2nd Advance Camp on the Siachen was a pretty spot and of happy memory, with its little lake and its comparative abundance of fuel. But it was certainly not in my programme to stay there four days. Even one day of unnecessary and unforeseen delay means upsetting my rather complicated plans for the month of June. If I could only explain to the men that, by obliging me to stop even one day longer than intended, they risk being without provisions or with short provisions later on, they would certainly carry out my orders more promptly. But henceforward, I hope and think everything will go more smoothly, for they have understood that I am kind, but that, on occasions, I can also be severe.