April 13, Kathmandu: Renowned South Korean climber Sung Tek Hong is set to make his seventh attempt to climb the south face of Lhotse.
Hong informed about this at a press conference held in Kathmandu on Tuesday.” I am making my seventh attempt to climb Lhotse from the south face side,” said Hong, 55.
He is accompanied by eight members, including Myung Suk Koh, Byong Tae, Jupil Park, Nakjong Seong, Jae Chul Kim, Jorge Egoxheraga Rodriguez, and Vadim Pirmin Dreulle.
The manager of the expedition has informed us that 14 more Sherpas will also participate in the expedition.
“Being a leader of the eight-member international expedition team along with 14 Sherpa guides, I will try my best to make it happen this time accepting the challenge of overcoming one of the most difficult ascents in climbing history,” Hong added.
The world’s fourth highest mountain, Lhotse south face, is one of the most difficult to climb. He has already attempted the most difficult face of the mountain six times in the previous years.
He Flew to Lukla today.