Mt. Nuptse Expedition
Nuptse is situated in the Khumbu Himal just southwest of Mount Everest. The name Nup-tse is Tibetan and means west peak, as it is the western part of the Lhotse-Nuptse-massif.
The main ridge, which is separated from Lhotse by a 7556m high saddle, is crowned by 7 peaks and goes west-northwest until its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu-glacier. The steep and rocky south-face of Nuptse is 2500m high and 5 kilometers wide. The north slopes are rising from the Western-Cwm valley with the upper part of the Khumbu-glacier above its famous icefall.