2013 Lhotse


In 2013, I attempted Lhotse’s West Face without supplemental oxygen. It was my first experience on an 8000m peak. A lot of ups and downs can happen during such a long trip, but I performed well physically and learned a lot about the process of acclimatizing and logistics involved in climbing at such high altitudes. Unfortunately, the weather conditions weren’t right on summit day, but I was thankful for a safe and fulfilling trip. Here are some pictures and stories from the experience:

Big Up

Assembling the Pieces

Getting Dressed

Everest’s Neighbor: A case for Lhotse


Walking through Postcards

Lobuche and the Everest Trek

Lobuche East


Finding Solitude on the Khumbu

2nd Phonecast

The Grandest Valley

The Grandest Valley, Pt. 2

Waiting Game

Fear, Reflection, Anticipation

The Mountain Decides

The Lhotse Debrief

Lhotse: Full Photos and Video

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