Guidebook

Conquering the 4th Highest Peak in the World

The first ski descent of Lhotse, a 28,000ft (8,516m) peak in the heart of the Himalayas, enabled by FUTURELIGHT

Description

Lhotse rises to 8,516 meters (27,940 feet) and is the 4th highest mountain in the world. Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison made history by being the first people to ski from its summit on September 30, 2018.

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Namche to Phortse

Namche to Phortse

3 - 4 hrs
9.8 km
895 m
592 m
The first stage of the long hike up to basecamp.
Difficult
Private
Phortse to Pheriche

Phortse to Pheriche

3 - 4 hrs
11.9 km
864 m
371 m
Stage two of the long hike into the mountains.
Difficult
Private
Pheriche to Gorek Shep

Pheriche to Gorek Shep

3 - 4 hrs
11.4 km
994 m
93 m
Stage three of the hike, getting closer to basecamp.
Difficult
Private
Gorek Shep to Basecamp

Gorek Shep to Basecamp

3.3 km
168 m
The trek becomes harder with more challenging terrain on the final ascent up to basecamp.
Easy
Private
Basecamp to Camp One

Basecamp to Camp One

8.0 km
1,211 m
A slow climb amid heavy rock fall, through the Khumbu Icefall.
Extreme
Private
Camp One to Camp Two and Three

Camp One to Camp Two and Three

2.4 km
758 m
Very challenging conditions in steep and risky terrain with variable weather and avalanches
Extreme
Private
Camp Three to the Summit of Lhotse

Camp Three to the Summit of Lhotse

1.6 km
1,127 m
The final push from Camp Three, up the daunting face of Lhotse and the Couloir, to the summit at 8,516 meters (27,940 feet).
Extreme
Private
Ski Descent from the Summit of Lhotse

Ski Descent from the Summit of Lhotse

1,698 m
55 °
9 m
2.7 km
Extremely challenging ski descent first accomplished by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison in 2018.
Extreme
Private