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Asia, Nepal, Mounts Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, "Trilogy" Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Mounts Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, “Trilogy” Attempt. A predominantly German expedition had a plan for what they called “a trilogy” of three summits: Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. They succeeded in summiting only Mount Nuptse, the lowest of their three peaks.

The peaks were to be attempted from the same 6450-meter Advance Base Camp in the Western Cwm at the feet of the three mountains. Nuptse was the first summit attempted, and it was successfully scaled on September 17 by Dujmovits and a German member, Axel Schloenvogt, by the normal route. The summit of Everest was not reached by any of Dujmovits’ people, and none of them made any attempt to go to the top of Lhotse.

Elizabeth Hawley

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