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Lhotse summit push delayed
08:50 a.m. EDT May 19, 2003
Scott Woolums and the rest of the Adventure International's Everest team are up in Camp 3. All climbers are in good condition and will set off early tomorrow morning for the 6 to 7 hours climb up to South Col. The summit bid is on tomorrow evening at 10pm after a few hours of rest and dehydrating.

The Lhotse team, John and Lorenzo, was up for a summit push last night but the winds where too high and they had to abort. The new plan is to stay in Camp 4 and have another go at the summit tomorrow morning.

Adventures International is a small, personal, US outfit led by Scott Woolums who guided and summited Everest in 2002

Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain, but often gets overshadowed by Everest because they are so close. It’s just a hair over 100m shorter than K2, and shares the same route as Everest until 7500m. Lhotse has two lower subsidiary peaks, Lhotse Shar and Lhotse Middle. The later was the highest unclimbed subsidiary peak until 2001 when a team of Russians became the first to summit.

Image of Lhotse courtesy of Adventures International





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