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    The South Face of Lhotse



    Mount Lhotse 8,516 metres (27,940 ft)
    Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga) and is connected to Everest via the South Col. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) above sea level, Lhotse Middle (East) is 8,414 metres (27,605 ft) and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres (27,503 ft). It is located at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal.

    Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest and the fact that climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face; see below. In fact Lhotse has the smallest topographic prominence value of any official eight-thousander, as it rises only 610 m (2,000 ft) above the South Col. Hence it is often seen as a minor eight-thousander.

    However, Lhotse is a dramatic peak in its own right, due to its tremendous south face. This rises 3.2 km (2.0 mi) in only 2.25 km (1.4 mi) of horizontal distance, making it the steepest face of this size in the world. The south face has been the scene of many failed attempts, some notable fatalities, and very few ascents (one of them, by Tomo Česen, unverified).

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    Mount Tochal Tehran, Iran

    Tochal Mountain 3965 m, is situated in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran, Iran. Mt. Tochal is the most well-known 4000 m peak near the capital city and due to its neiggourhood to Tehran it is a the most common height for trekking in the region. In recent years, hiking has become very popular in Iran. When Tochal Weather is good many Iranian and foreign climbers go for hiking, trekking, mountaineering and rock climbing on Iranian weekends Thursday/Friday. Tochal is the best peak for foreign mountaineers who live almost at sea level and need to have some acclimatization and preparation before Damavand Trek.

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