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Asia, Nepal, Lhotse Shar Attempt

Lhotse Shar Attempt. A pre-monsoon Italian expedition of 16 members led by Giancarlo Riva failed to climb the normal route, the southeast ridge, of Lhotse Shar (8450 meters, 27,559 feet). They had two high camps and planned another at 23,000 feet. After Marco Della Santa and Norberto Riva reached that altitude they decided to give up the climb because of terrible winds and frequent heavy snowfall that brought on acute avalanche danger.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley