Facts and History
is a mountain where 1 climber dies for every
TWO that summits!
aka Morshiadi (8091 meters high; 26545 feet) is
located on the Annapurna massif in North-central
Nepal. Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the
was first climbed in 1950 by the French expedition
Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal on June 3rd, 1950. The first 8000
meter peak climbed, today it is arguably the most
feared. Annapurna is translated " Goddess of the
Harvests" or "the Provider".
The major peaks on the Annapurna
range is Annapurna I (8091 meters high), Annapurna II
(7937 meters), Annapurna III (7555 meters), Annapurna
IV (7525 meters) , Gangapurna (7455 meters) and
Annapurna South (7219 meters).
was the first 8000-meter peak ever climbed. The 1950
first ascent via the North Face was immortalized in
the great Maurice Herzog's book "Annapurna".
20 years more it took for another team to succeed on
the mountain. Chris Bonington's team 1970 ascent of
the South Face of Annapurna was a landmark in the
history of mountaineering. Two American women, Irene
Miller and Vira Komarkova, have reached the summit via
the North Face in October of 1978, making the first
ascent by Americans! In May of 1988, American Steve
Boyer, working with a large French expedition,
reached the summit, repeating the Bonington route on
the South Face with a large French expedition.
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