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Asia, Nepal, Lhotse, Winter Attempt

Lhotse, Winter Attempt. A Swiss expedition to Lhotse establised Base Camp on November 16 at 17,400 feet at the foot of Island Peak. The expedition, led by Joseph Fauchère, had eight members and was attempting the southeast face. They abandoned the attempt after reaching 20,675 feet on November 24. High winds were the cause of giving up. They also carried out cardiographic research.

Michael Cheney, Himalayan Club