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The world's 14 highest peaks

The world's 14 highest peaks 12:28 - 05.05.2011

The world’s 14 highest mountains are an exclusive club of peaks whose summits are more than 8,000 meters above sea level. These mountains, besides their highest main summit, also have 22 subsidiary summits, many of which have not been climbed. The Eight Thousanders all lie in the lofty Himalayan and Karakoram ranges in central Asia.

The first 8,000-meter peak climbed was Annapurna, the tenth highest peak, by French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, who reached the summit on June 3, 1950. Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to stand atop Mount Everest, the roof of the world, on May 29, 1953.

The Ultimate Climbing Challenge

Climbing all 14 of the 8,000-meter peaks is a formidable challenge, undoubtedly one of the most difficult human endeavors possible. As of 2007, only 15 climbers have successful climbed and descended all the 8,000-meter peaks. Reinhold Messner, the great Italian mountaineer, was the first person to climb all 14 peaks. He completed the task in 1986 at age 42, taking 16 years. The next year Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka was the second, taking only eight years. The first American to climb them all is Ed Viesturs, who completed his quest in 2005.

www.about.com/climbing


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