Lhotse Shar Attempt. In the pre-monsoon period Hans Berger led a Swiss expedition that attempted Lhotse Shar (8383 meters, 27,504 feet) by its southeast ridge, the Swiss route of the autumn of 1981. Only the four-man team carried loads above Camp II (21,825 feet) since the Sherpas were unwilling to carry higher. They could get only to Camp III (24,450 feet) because of continuous deep snow and avalanche danger.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley