Lhotse Shar

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Lhotse Shar
LhotseShar JHK 2014 10.jpg
Lhotse Shar in 2014
Highest point
Elevation8,383 m (27,503 ft)
Prominence86 m (282 ft)
Isolation0.62 km (0.39 mi)
Parent peakLhotse
ListingEight-thousander
Coordinates27°57′30″N 86°56′36″E / 27.95833°N 86.94333°E / 27.95833; 86.94333Coordinates: 27°57′30″N 86°56′36″E / 27.95833°N 86.94333°E / 27.95833; 86.94333
Geography
Lhotse Shar is located in Nepal
Lhotse Shar
Lhotse Shar
Location in Nepal
LocationNepal (Khumbu)
China (Tibet Autonomous Region)
Parent rangeMahalangur Himal
Climbing
First ascentMay 12, 1970

Lhotse Shar is a subsidiary mountain of Lhotse, and the 11th-highest mountain on Earth, at 8,383 m (27,503 ft) high. It has the highest fatality rate of all the eight-thousanders – for every two people who summit the mountain, one person dies attempting to.[1] However, this is primarily because most climbers tend to try to ascend to the primary peak of Lhotse, rather than the lowest summit of the mountain. It was first climbed by Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter on May 12, 1970.

On April 27, 1980, Nicolas Jaeger was seen for the last time at 8,200 metres (26,900 ft) altitude during an attempted ascent of Lhotse Shar in Nepal, and is presumed dead.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lhotse Shar 8400 metres". EverestNews. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Buffet, Charlie (20 March 2005). "Nicolas Jaeger au pays de l'oxygène rare" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 29 June 2015.