Lhotse Shar Attempt. A five-person Spanish team attempted Lhotse Shar by its southeast ridge, the normal route. They established four camps above Base Camp. Four climbers, including leader Antoni Sors and the only woman, Maria Merced Macía, reached a high point of 24,125 feet on May 20 and then turned back. Food and fuel remained for only a very few days, whereas they estimated they needed at least another week to reach the summit. Señorita Macía set an altitude record for Spanish women.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley