Lhotse Shar. A South Korean expedition led by Park Shulam attempted to climb Lhotse Shar (27,504 feet) by a route slightly east of the one by which the Austrians made the first ascent in 1970. Their highest camp was at 23,625 feet. Choi Soon Nanam and the Sherpa Sange claim on their own estimate to have reached 26,500 feet on May 13. Kwan Young Bae fell unconscious from high-altitude sickness at Base Camp, was carried to below Namche Bazar and evacuated by air to Kathmandu, where he remained unconscious for two weeks.