Mountaineering and Expedition in Nepal

Lhotse Expedition (8501m.)

Lhotse was climbed by a Swiss Expedition in 1956; its lower peak, Lhotse Shar, 8383m, is sometimes considered a Separate 8000m peak. Lhotse, which means 'south peak', is part of the Everest massif, Just to the sout of Everest. The primary route of Lhotse is via Everest's South Col, but despite the activity on Everest, by 1955 Lhotse was the highest unclimbed peak in the world. Lhotse has had the least climbing activity of any 8000m peak in Nepal. The record in 2000 stood at 95 summiters, 85 Expeditions and six deaths.

The first attempt on Lhotse was by an international team in 1955. One member of the party was Erwin Schneider; during this Expedition he began work on the first of the series of high-quality 'Schneider' during this expedition he began work on the first of the series of high-quality 'Schneider maps' of the Everest region.

The same Swiss who made the second ascent of Everest in 1956 made the first ascent of Lhotse from a camp just below the South col.
Lhotse Sar was first climbed by an Austrian expedition in 1970. Variouse routes on the main peak were attempted by Japanese,
South Koreans, Germans, Poles and Italians before the summit was reached again by a German Expetition in 1977.

Expedition In Nepal
Mt. Everest
Mt. Kanchenjunga
Mt. Lhotse
Mt. Makalu
Mt. Dhaulagiri
Mt. Manaslu
Mt. Cho-oyu
Mt. Annapurna
Mt. Amadablam
Mt. Pumori
Expedition from Tibet
Mt. Everest
Mt. Cho-oyu
Everest Fly in Drive out
Mt. Shisha Pangma