12 14 Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle, And Lhotse Main Close Up From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet [4 of 19]
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8516m. The 1921 British Everest Expedition named the peak Lhotse, which was a direct translation from the Tibetan for South Peak (of Everest). The three jagged peaks of Lhotse were brilliantly clear beginning with Lhotse Shar (8400m) on the left, Lhotse Middle (8413m) and the Lhotse main summit on the right. Lhotse was first climbed by a Swiss expedition in May 1956, Lhotse Shar by an Austrian team in 1970, and it was only in 2001 that a Russian expedition climbed Lhotse and managed the difficult traverse along the 1km ridge to Lhotse Middle.