American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Lhotse Shar Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Lhotse Shar Attempt. Canadian Roger Marshall, Cynthia Cannell and American George Lawrence attempted Lhotse Shar by its southeast ridge. They made five camps above Base Camp, including an ice cave used by Marshall alone on October 20 and 21. Marshall solo reached 26,000 feet on October 21 and then gave up in the face of steep ice, wind, cold and fuel-and-food shortages. Lawrence had become exhausted and stopped climbing toward the summit with Marshall on October 17. Cannell went several times to Camp I and a bit above it.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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