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Lhotse description and photos - Nepal. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Lhotse.
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The locals did not name Lhotse Mountain. So it would have stood nameless, if not for the member of the English expedition to Chomolungma Charles Howard-Bury, who in 1921 named it Lhotse, which in Tibetan means "South Peak". Lhotse ranks fourth in the list of eight-thousanders around the world. One of its peaks reaches a height of 8516 meters. It is located just 3 km from Everest on the border of two countries - Nepal and China. For a long time, Lhotse was considered one of the peaks of Everest, because these two mountains are connected by a pass. The ascent to Lhotse and Everest follows the same route to the camp, which is located at an altitude of 7162 meters.
Lhotse is a pyramidal mountain with three peaks, which are called Lhotse Main, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar. Only three climbers in the world (all of them Russians) were able to conquer the three peaks of Lhotse. For the first time, the path to the top of Lhotse Main was developed in 1956 by two Swiss climbers who stormed Everest. Since then, the ascent to Lhotse has been made along the southern and western walls. No one has yet ascended Lhotse from the east.
Lhotse Shar was conquered in 1970 by two climbers from Austria. Until 2001, Lhotse Average was considered the peak that no man had ever set foot on. But she also "surrendered" to the Russian expedition.
The Lhotse summit is considered a very insidious eight-thousander. Of more than 500 attempts to conquer it, about 25% can be considered successful. Most climbers leave the route without reaching the summit. 9 people died for various reasons during the ascent of Lhotse.
The most popular route in Lhotse starts from Camp5, located at 7,400 meters, and runs along the western face of the mountain.
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