Lhotse Attempt. Germans Gerhard Lenser and Michael Holz hoped to try Lhotse (27,923 feet) from the east but failed to find approach routes to the mountain. In early April they found their way barred by a formidable ice wall. They rested briefly at Kunde, which they left on April 9 for another approach via Mingbo Pass. At 17,000 feet they were confronted by another ice wall, 500 feet high and completely smooth, which their load-carrying Sherpas could not handle.
Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club