Himalaya 2011: Lhotse Ski Descent Video Dispatch 4

The 2011 spring climbing season in the Himalaya may be over, but we’re still getting all kinds of news and dispatches from the region. One of the best I’ve seen is the video below that comes our way courtesy of the North Face Lhotse Ski Expedition, a team that climbed and made a ski descent of that mountain.

In this video, we catch the team moving up the Lhotse Face and making their first turns on the mountain. It also shows the rigors of making a high alpine expedition, with team members losing their lunch, working hard to catch a breath, and suffering in the weather. There is lots of great footage to be seen here, and well worth a look for fans of high altitude climbing.

Thanks to The Goat for sharing this one. Much appreciated!

Kraig Becker