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Lhotse Middle

Lhotse Middle
Lhotse Middle.
Elevation 8,410 m (27,590 ft)
Prominence 60 m (200 ft)
Isolation 0.43 km (0.27 mi)
Parent peak Lhotse
Location
Lhotse Middle is located in Nepal
Lhotse Middle
Lhotse, Khumbu, Nepal
Lhotse, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China
Range Himalayas
Coordinates
Climbing
First ascent May 23, 2001
Easiest route Snow/rock climb

Lhotse Middle is a subsidiary peak to Lhotse, and was the final eight-thousander to be summited. It is a sharp, jagged peak rising 8,410 metres (27,590 ft) high, and is the most difficult peak over eight thousand meters to climb, exceeding even Kangchenjunga, K2, and Lhotse Shar.

First ascent

Lhotse Middle was first climbed in 2001 by three groups of Russian climbers. At the time it was the last unclimbed named eight-thousand-metre summit.[1]

The 2001 climb was not the first expedition to the peak; the idea of its ascent was originated by Vladimir Bashkirov (who died in a 1997 expedition).[2]

Summit party details:[2]

  • May 23 - first group: Alexey Bolotov, Sergey Timofeev, Evgeny Vinogradsky, Petr Kuznetsov
  • May 24 - second group: Nikolay Zilin, Gleb Sokolov (the first person to have climbed all the Lhotse peaks), Yuri Koshelenko
  • May 27 - third group: Vladimir Yanochkin, Viktor Volodin

References

  1. ^ "First ascent on Lhotse Middle". K2 News. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  2. ^ a b "First ascent of Lhotse Middle (with route map)". russianclimb.com. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
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