Lhotse

/loht say", hloht-/, n.
a mountain peak in the Himalayas, on the Nepal-Tibet border: fourth highest peak in the world. 27,890 ft. (8501 m).

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Peak in the Himalayas.

Located on the Nepal-Tibet boundary and reaching 27,890 ft (8,501 m), it is one of the world's highest mountains. It is sometimes considered part of Mount Everest's massif because it is joined to that peak by a 25,000-ft (7,600-m) ridge. The Swiss climbers Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss made the first ascent of the mountain in 1956. Lhotse is Tibetan for "south peak." E1 was its original survey symbol, denoting Everest-1, given it by the Survey of India in 1931.

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also called  E1 
 
one of the world's highest mountains (27,890 feet [8,501] m]), consisting of three Himalayan summits on the Nepalese-Tibetan (Chinese) border just south of Mount Everest, to which it is joined by a 25,000-foot (7,600-metre) ridge. On May 18, 1956, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss, two Swiss climbers, made the first ascent of the mountain. It is sometimes considered part of the Mount Everest massif. Lhotse is Tibetan for “south peak”; E1 was the original survey symbol (denoting Everest 1) given by the Survey of India (1931).

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  • Lhotse — Le Lhotse vu depuis le sommet du Chhukung Ri Géographie Altitude 8 516 m Massif Himalaya …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lhotse — País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lhotse —   [tibetanisch »Südgipfel (des Everest)«], der vierthöchste Berg der Erde, im Himalaja, südlich des Mount Everest an der Grenze zwischen Nepal und China (Tibet), 8 516 m über dem Meeresspiegel (Bergsteigen, Übersicht) …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Lhotse — geographical name mountain 27,923 feet (8511 meters) on border between Nepal & Tibet in Mt. Everest Massif S of Mt. Everest; 4th highest in the world …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lhotse — noun A Himalayan mountain on the border between Nepal and China, the fourth highest in the world …   Wiktionary

  • Lhotse — altLhotse o E1/alt ► Pico del Himalaya Central, al S del Everest; 8 511 m …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lhotse — Lho•tse [[t]loʊtˈseɪ, hloʊt [/t]] n. geg a mountain peak in the Himalayas, on Nepal Tibet border: fourth highest peak in the world. 27,890 ft. (8501 m) …   From formal English to slang

  • Lhotse — Lho|t|se [lo:... ], der; (Berg im Himalaja) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

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