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World 8000-meter Peaks

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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CountryRange (Level 3)Isol-Mi
14.Shishapangma26,3359504ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya56.7
 Shishapangma Central26,273682ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya.2
1.Mount Everest29,02929,029China/NepalCentral Nepal HimalayaInfinite
 Mount Everest-South Summit28,70436China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.2
4.Lhotse27,9402002China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya1.7
5.Makalu27,8387802China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya10.7
 Lhotse-Middle Summit27,592197China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.3
 Lhotse Shar27,513282China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.4
6.Cho Oyu26,8647691China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya17.7
2.K228,26113,189China/PakistanKarakoram817.5
11.Gasherbrum I26,5097070China/PakistanKarakoram14.9
12.Broad Peak26,4145581China/PakistanKarakoram5.7
13.Gasherbrum II26,3625000China/PakistanKarakoram3.3
 Kangchenjunga South27,808380IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya.9
 Kangchenjunga Central27,799240IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya.3
3.Kangchenjunga28,16912,867India/NepalSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya77.2
 Yalung Kang27,904443NepalSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya.7
7.Dhaulagiri26,79511,014NepalWestern Nepal Himalaya197.3
8.Manaslu26,78110,144NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya65.6
10.Annapurna26,5459790NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya21.1
 Annapurna-Middle Peak26,414430NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.5
 Annapurna East Pk.26,332414NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.4
9.Nanga Parbat26,65715,118PakistanPunjab Himalaya117.1
 Broad Peak Central26,299643PakistanKarakoram.5

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List Description

This list is perhaps the most challenging of the well-known peakbagger's lists in the world. There are only 14 summits that rise above 8000 meters, every one of them projecting into the "death zone", where all humans rapidly degrade and eventually die without supplemental oxygen.

Ten of the 8000 meter peaks are in the Himalaya, and of those, nine (all but Nanga Parbat) are in Nepal, on its border, or very close. The other four 8000 meter peaks are clustered closely in the Karakoram Range (technically not part of the Himalaya).

The 8000 meter peaks were first climbed between 1950 (Annapurna) and 1964 (Shishma Pangma). The first to do all 14 was Reinhold Messner, completing on Lhotse in 1986. As of 2013, over thirty climbers have now joined this most exclusive of peakbagging clubs.

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     Climbers that have completed the fourteen 8000m peaks

 


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