Nuptse Expedition (7855m.)
Nuptse expedition is normally over shadowed by Everest due to its proximity to Mt. Everest and the different route of climbing Nuptse unlike Lhotse expedition which shares the normal climbing route up to the south col. of Everest. Nuptse, however, shares the glory of the Everest Massif and is the southern border of the Western Cwm. From Tengboche it appears as a massive wall guarding the approach to Everest and joined to Lhotse. Its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu-glacier. One of the interesting features of this mountain is that its south face is 2500m. high and five kilometers wide. The main summit was summited in 1961.