Lhotse middle

Elevation (feet): 27,657
Elevation (meters): 8,430
Continent: Asia
Country: China/Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.9667
Longitude: 86.95
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
First successful climber(s): Nickolai Cherny and his 10 member team
Nearest major airport: Kathmandhu
Convenient Center: Namche Bazar, Nepal

Highest unclimbed subsidary peak in the world, close to Lhotse main, the 4th highest peak of the world, to the west and Lhotse Shar the only slightly lower east peak of Lhotse to the east. Both other peaks have already been climbed. The Lhotse group lies directly to the south of Everest. Several expeditions have tried to climb Lhotse middle, but unsuccesfully. One of the problems is the fact that there are no ridges leading directly to the summit so first Lhotse main ,or Lhotse Shar have to be tackled. webmaster update! Four members of the Russian Lhotse Middle Expedition successfully climbed the summit of 8,413m high Mt. Lhotse Middle from West Side on 23rd May 2001 at 3:00 p.m. For more details go to www.risk.ru/eng/mount/himalaya/listspring2001/lhotse2001/index.html