On Top of the World - climbing the 14 highest mountains

Mount

Annapurna

"Goddess

of the

Harvests"

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000m Peak

Photo Gallery of Mount Annapurna in the Nepal Himalaya - the world's tenth highest mountain

A Photo Gallery of Mount Annapurna ( 8091m )

the world's tenth highest mountain

and neighbouring Peaks

in the Nepal Himalaya


Annapurna was first climbed by a French expedition in 1950. Fewer climbers have reached the summit of Annapurna than any other 8000m peak in Nepal. By the end of 2002 only 96 climbers from 106 expeditions had reached the summit, 52 climbers having died on the mountain. In 1950 a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog explored the Kali Gandaki valley. After deciding that Dhaulagiri was too difficult, they turned there attention to climbing Annapurna. Hampered by inaccurate maps, they spent considerable time and effort finding a way to the foot of the mountain. They eventually ascended via the Miristi Khola to the North Face and made the first ascent of any 8000m peak. Annapurna was not climbed again until 1970, when a British army expedition followed essentially the same route as Herzog and at the same time Chris Bonington led a successful British expedition to the very steep and difficult South Face.


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