Lhotse Shar

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Lhotse Shar
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Lhotse Shar in 2014
Highest point
Elevation 8,383 m (27,503 ft)
Prominence 86 m (282 ft)
Parent peak Lhotse
Isolation 0.62 km (0.39 mi)
Listing Eight-thousander
Coordinates 27°57′30″N86°56′36″E / 27.95833°N 86.94333°E / 27.95833; 86.94333 Coordinates: 27°57′30″N86°56′36″E / 27.95833°N 86.94333°E / 27.95833; 86.94333
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Lhotse Shar
Location in Nepal
Location Nepal (Khumbu)
China (Tibet Autonomous Region)
Parent range Mahalangur Himal
First ascent May 12, 1970

Lhotse Shar is a subsidiary mountain of Lhotse, and the 5.5th-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]

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