Lhotse

Lhotse

The South Face of Lhotse as seen from the climb up to Chukhung Ri.

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest (8,848 meters / 29,029 ft), K2 (8,611 meters / 28,251 ft), and Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters / 28,169 ft). The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956 by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. Photo: wikipedia

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