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Fritz Luchsinger

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Fritz Luchsinger in 1956

Fritz Luchsinger (8 March 1921 – 28 April 1983) was a Swiss mountaineer. Together with Ernst Reiss, he made the first ascent of Lhotse (8,516 m), the 4th highest mountain in the world, on 18 May 1956.[1] During the approach march Luchsinger came down with severe appendicitis, and had to recuperate in a room given to the Swiss expedition by the lama of Tengboche monastery.[2]

Luchsinger disappeared during an attempt on Shishapangma in 1983.[3]


  1. ^ Marmet, JÜRG (1957). "Everest — Lhotse, 1956". American Alpine Journal. 10 (2). Translated from the German by H. Adams Carter: 121. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ "50 Years Everest-Lhotse Expedition: The Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition 1956". Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ Scott, Doug; MacIntyre, Alex (2014). Shishapangma: The alpine-style first ascent of the South-West Face. Vertebrate Publishing. ISBN 9781910240069. Retrieved 10 April 2016.