American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Lhotse in the Post-Monsoon

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  • Publication Year: 1995

Lhotse in the Post-Monsoon. All ascents of Lhotse in the autumn were by the normal west-face route from the Western Cwm. The first to reach the summit were Loretan and Troillet, reported above. Three other expeditions were successful, placing climbers on the summit on the same day, October 11. These were 3 Frenchmen and 3 Italians led by Frenchman Benoît Chamoux, 8 Italians led by Agostino Da Polenza and 2 Britons, 2 Canadians, 1 Pole and 1 German led by Pole Ryszard Pawlowski. The climbers who reached the summit were Chamoux and Italian Simone Moro; Silvio Mondinelli; and Pawlowski. Chamoux completed his ascent in only 30 hours from the Base Camp to the summit. He has now climbed twelve of the 8000ers.

Elizabeth Hawley

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