Located in north-central Nepal, the Annapurna range makes up part of the Himalayas. It is 34 miles in length and includes 1 peak above 8,000m, 13 over 7,000m and 16 peaks over 6,000m. The range is also part of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the largest of its kind in Nepal, not only does it protect the mountains but also the surrounding villages, flora and fauna!
Annapurna I –
Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world, it stands at 8,091m. It was first summited in 1950 and some believe its south face to be one of the hardest climbs in the world.
Annapurna II –
Annapurna II is the ranges eastern anchor, standing at 7937m it is the 16th highest mountain in the world. It was first climbed in 1960 and since then only 15 people have reached the summit since. It is considered a dangerous mountain to climb.
Annapurna III –
Standing at 7,555m Annapurna III is the 42nd highest mountain in the world. The southeast ridge of the mountain is notoriously difficult, it is one of mountaineering famous unsolved challenges.
Annapurna IV –
First climbed in 1955 Annapurna IV is 7,525m tall. It is a good mountain for experienced climbers wanting to practice their technical skills, particularly when preparing for 8,000m peaks.
Annapurna South –
Annapurna South, also known as Annapurna Dakshin or Moditse is 7,219m tall. It is a challenging and technical climb, requiring a high level of physical fitness.
Gangapurna –Gangapurn is 7,455m tall and is the 57th highest mountain in the world. It sits northeast from Annapurna I. It is another difficult and technical ascent with climbers facing lots of snow and technically tricky sections.
By: Molly Gaught