Mt Lhotse records First Summit in 3 years
Mt Lhotse has recorded its first summit in 3 years. Mt Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Indian climber Debasish Biswas and a woman climber from New Zealand were the first to successfully climb Mt Lhotse after a team of Sherpas fixed the route to summit. John Snorri Sigursson of Iceland and Cian O Brolchain of Ireland also scaled Mt. Lhotse becoming the first mountaineer from their respective countries to summit Mt Lhotse.
After the destruction caused by an avalanche above the icefall section in 2014 and the devastating earthquakes in 2015, the climbers could not summit Mt Lhotse in the past 3 years. Last year, the climbing expeditions were halted after the death of high-altitude worker Ang Furba Sherpa. In this season, more than 100 climbers along with their support staff would attempt to summit Mt Lhotse.
Mt Lhotse (8,516 metre) is the fourth highest mountain in the world after Mt Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga. It is present on the border between Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal. In addition to the main summit, the mountain also comprises of smaller peaks like Lhotse Middle (8,414 m), Lhotse Shar (8,383 m). The main summit was first successfully climbed by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger on May 18, 1956.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2017
Category: Places in News Current Affairs