4|Naoki Ishikawa

4|Naoki Ishikawa

4|Naoki Ishikawa

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga) and is connected to Everest via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. 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 close to Mount Everest, and climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face. Lhotse’s south face 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).

The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956 by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition.[4] On May 12, 1970, Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter of Austria made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar. Lhotse Middle remained, for a long time, the highest unclimbed named point on Earth; on May 23, 2001, its first ascent was made by Eugeny Vinogradsky, Sergei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov and Petr Kuznetsov of a Russian expedition.



ローツェ(Lhotse)は、ヒマラヤ山脈のエベレストの南に連なる山。標高は8,516mで世界第4位。主峰の他に中央峰(8,414m )、シャール峰(8,383 m、東峰)がある。ローツェはチベット語で「ロー=南、ツェ=峰」の意で、エベレストの南峰であることを意味する。ローツェの頂上とエベレストの頂上は、直線で約3kmほどしか離れていない。


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石川直樹 /Naoki Ishikawa
1977年東京生まれ。高校2年生のときにインド・ネパールへ一人旅に出て以来、2000年に北極から南極まで人力で踏破するPole to Poleプロジェクトに参加。翌2001年には、七大陸最高峰登頂に成功。その後も世界を絶えず歩き続けながら作品を発表している。その関心の対象は、人類学、民俗学など、幅広い領域に及ぶ。