American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Lhotse Shar Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Lhotse Shar Attempt. Spaniards Josema Casimiro, Joaquín Goñi, Jorge Corominas and Mikel Otermin, led by Mari Abrego, failed to climb the southeast ridge of Lhotse Shar. From the time they established Base Camp in the last days of March, they were plagued by bad weather. They finally placed Camp II at 6250 meters on April 27 and on May 1 reached the site of their proposed Camp III at 6800 meters. Because of persisting bad weather, they started an attempt from Camp II only on May 11 and on the 12th reached 7400 meters. A second attempt on May 16 failed to get as high.

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