Annapurna Mountain Ranges - Nepal

The area of the Annapurna Mountains Himalaya range forms a 48 km long range between north-central Nepal, the Kali Gandak and the Marasyandi river valleys. It has four major shikharas (peaks).



Annapurna I at the western and northern ends (8,091 m) Annapurna II (7,937 m) Annapurna III (7,555 m)

Annapurna IV (7,525 m)


Annapurna I is one of the highest peaks in the world. Although climbers had reached Mount Everest 8,580 meters in 1924, Annapurna I rose to prominence in 1950, when it became the first summit to be reached above 8,00 meters.

This glory went to the French mountaineering team, whose leader Maurice Herzog along with his colleague Louis Lachenal reached the summit on 3 June. H. Biller, H. Steinmetz and J. Annapurna IV. Wellenkamp won on May 30, 1955. On the summit of Annapurna II, James O. Led by M. Roberts, R. H. Grant and C.J. Bonnington arrived on May 17, 1960. In 1970, a Japanese expedition team of women climbers succeeded in reaching the summit of Annapurna 3.




Nepal's Annapurna Peak is at number ten among all the mountain peaks in the world in terms of height, but taking into account the risk involved in climbing it, in this case it reaches number one in the world. The share of climbers' deaths while climbing it is about forty percent compared to successful climbs. The biggest problem with this peak is that instead of being a single peak, it is a series of many inaccessible peaks side by side. The word 'massif' comes in English for such geographical formations. So far, a total of 69 people have lost their lives while climbing it. Despite this, Annapurna is still a major attraction for mountaineers. The organized start of climbing these mountain peaks higher than 8000 meters took place in the year 1922. On June 3, 1950, Maurice Herzog of France got the credit for conquering 8091 meters or about 26,540 feet high Annapurna. He started this work with Louis Lechnal. This man had accomplished this feat three years earlier than Everest conqueror Edmund Hillary and Tensingh Norgay. Herzog, a successful businessman and amateur climber, lived to be 94. Do not know how many people left Annapurna campaign in the middle and left. It is said to be more dangerous than Everest. In the last mountaineering session, 16 Sherpa guides, including several climbers, were also killed due to an avalanche during the Annapurna climb. The Annapurna mountain range extends to the west of Nepal. Its base camp is located in Pokhara at 4,130 m. South Korean mountaineer O Yun-sun claimed to have conquered 14 of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna. They are also recognized in the Himalaya Data Base. But many, including Spanish mountaineer Ederne Pasban, object to his claims. Annapurna winner Jyoti Sharma says about her inspiration- 'When Bachendri ma'am said 'You can do Jyoti', this thing got stuck in my mind. In the Annapurna campaign, there were women from different cities of India in the team with me, but their enthusiasm was at its peak.



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