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World 8000-meter Peaks

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M CountryRange (Level 3)Isol-KmAscents
1.Mount Everest88498849China/NepalCentral Nepal HimalayaInfinite68
 Mount Everest - South Summit874911China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.110
3.Kangchenjunga85863922Nepal/IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya124.214
4.Lhotse8516610China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya2.49
 Yalung Kang8505135NepalSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya1.12
5.Makalu84852378China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya17.211
 Kangchenjunga South847676Nepal/IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya1.11
 Kangchenjunga Central847333Nepal/IndiaSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya.61
 Lhotse - Middle Summit841060China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.31
 Lhotse Shar838686China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.61
6.Cho Oyu81882344China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya27.721
7.Dhaulagiri81673357NepalWestern Nepal Himalaya317.410
8.Manaslu81633092NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya105.516
9.Nanga Parbat81254608PakistanPunjab Himalaya187.88
10.Annapurna80912984NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya33.78
11.Gasherbrum I80802155Pakistan/ChinaKarakoram23.510
12.Broad Peak80511701Pakistan/ChinaKarakoram8.418
13.Gasherbrum II80351524Pakistan/ChinaKarakoram5.315
14.Shishapangma80272906ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya90.810
 Broad Peak Central8016196Pakistan/ChinaKarakoram.71
 Annapurna - Middle Peak801373NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya.61
 Shishapangma Central8008108ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya.31

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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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