Himalaya Fall 2010: Lhotse Update!

Author : Kraig Becker.

While most of the climbers have now packed it in for the season, and the mountains are starting to fall silent until the spring, Lhotse sill has a few climbers looking to top out from both sides of the mountain. ExWeb posted an update on their progress yesterday.

First up is Marty Schmidt who is climbing the 8,516m (27,940 ft) mountain in solo and alpine fashion along the normal route. As of Tuesday, he was at the 6000m (19,685 ft) mark and was looking to head up to the Lhotse wall yesterday. If the weather holds and the conditions around the summit are good, he hoped to complete the climb today. There has been no update on his progress yet, but it’s likely that he made the final push this morning and is now headed back down the mountain. ExWeb says he’ll move over to Ama Dablam next, where he’ll guide a client.

The other team on Lhotse consists of Jordi Tosas and Jordi Corominas, who are working the peak along the South Face. On Monday, they were in BC and evaluating the conditions, which seemed to be improving, and on Tuesday they moved further up the face. If conditions continue to get better, they are expected to make an attempt on the summit in the next few days. They have already acclimatized up to 6500m (21,325 ft) and are now ready for the final push.

These climbers seem to be the last on the big peaks in the Himalaya this season, although there are still plenty of climbs that are taking place on some of the “lesser” peaks in the region. Soon, the weather will change once again, and they’ll all be shut down save for a few bold winter expeditions. Spring seems like a long way off at the moment, but the season will be here before we know it.

* Source : – http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/

** Previous story :

Everest 2011 season – Expeditions with any British Teams or Britons.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Shisha Pangma and Manaslu summit reports.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Solo Summit Bid On Lhotse.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Everest fall season summits and Cho Oyu too.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Eric Summits Everest, Completes Save The Poles Expedition!

Himalaya Fall 2010: Eric Larsen In Camp 3, High Winds Predicted For Summit Day.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Eric Larsen Begins Summit Push On Everest.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Cho Oyu update, Pauner about Manaslu summit, Everest C4, Lama Geshe recovering.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Summits On Manaslu and Cho Oyu.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Avalanche on Dhaulagiri – three Japanese climbers and one Sherpa missing.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Avalanche May End Season On Cho Oyu.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Cho Oyu summit push take 2, Manaslu teams ready.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Summit plans buried in the snow.

Himalaya Fall 2010: Climbers Injured In Avalanche on Cho Oyu.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Everest summit push plans, TMA team deserts Cho Oyu.

Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Everest sieged from both flanks, Cho Oyu C2, Manaslu C1.

Himalayan 2010 wrap-up: the season’s soaked kick-off.

ExWeb special on Everest 2010: The autumn of the solo climbers.

Youngest On Everest Update: China Sets Age Limit On Everest.

Youngest On Everest Update: Nepal Grants Sherpa Permission.

Youngest On Everest: Worst Fears Realized?

Everest 2010: Busy Weekend At The Summit.

Everest 2010: Jordan and Apa Summit!

Everest 2010: Teams Moving Up, Summit Bids Tonight!

Everest 2010: North Side Summit!

Himalaya 2010 climbing season: Edurne Claims Number 14, Summits on Everest!

Everest 2010: Weather Window For Sunday?

Everest 2010: More Teams Prepare For Summit Push.

Everest 2010: Teams Hit BC!

Everest 2010 wrap-up: hello Base Camp.

Everest 2010: Jordan Romero Leaves For Kathmandu, Tibet Is Open!

Everest 2010: Tibet Still Closed? Ice Doctors Going To Work!

Himalaya 2010 climbing season: Kathmandu Busy, Base Camps Showing Signs of Life.

* Related Links :

Everest Summit Story – Part 1.

Himalaya Autumn 2010 expeditions.

Previous on fall 2010 Everest teams

Everest & Himalaya 2010 Season’s End Chronicle, take 5: Special report – The Spring of Annapurna.

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