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World 8000-meter Peaks

RankPeak Elev-M
CountryRange (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
10.Annapurna80912984NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya33.6 
 Annapurna East Pk.8026116NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.6 
 Annapurna-Middle Peak8051121NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.6 
12.Broad Peak80511701China/PakistanKarakoram8.6 
 Broad Peak Central8016196PakistanKarakoram.8 
6.Cho Oyu81882344China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya27.7 
7.Dhaulagiri81673357NepalWestern Nepal Himalaya317.5 
11.Gasherbrum I80802155China/PakistanKarakoram23.4 
13.Gasherbrum II80351524China/PakistanKarakoram5.3 
3.Kangchenjunga85863922India/NepalSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya124.2 
 Kangchenjunga Central847353IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya.6 
 Kangchenjunga South847696IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya1.1 
4.Lhotse8516610China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya2.4 
 Lhotse Shar838686China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.6 
 Lhotse-Middle Summit841060China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.3 
5.Makalu84852378China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya17.2 
8.Manaslu81633092NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya105.5 
1.Mount Everest88488848China/NepalCentral Nepal HimalayaInfinite 
 Mount Everest-South Summit874911China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.1 
9.Nanga Parbat81254608PakistanPunjab Himalaya187.9 
14.Shishapangma80272897ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya90.8 
 Shishapangma Central8008158ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya.3 
 Yalung Kang8505135NepalSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya1.0 

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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.


     Climbers that have completed the fourteen 8000m peaks


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