MOUNT EVEREST & 8 OTHER EIGHT THOUSANDERS FROM AIR !

The Flight between Chengdu & Lhasa and Lhasa to Kathmandu is one of the most exciting with 9 of the 14 Mountain Peaks over 8000m visible. Here is a glimpse of these super exciting flights !

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LHASA GONGGAR AIRPORT : TAKE OFF
THE FLIGHT BETWEEN LHASA TO KATHMANDU : EVEREST, LHOTSE IS SEEN AS WELL AS SOME OTHER EIGHT THOUSANDERS !

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) recognises eight-thousanders as the 14 mountains that are more than 8000 metres (26247 ft) in height above sea level and are considered to be sufficiently independent from neighbouring peaks

However, there is no precise definition of the criteria used to assess independence, and since 2012 the UIAA has been involved in a process to consider whether the list should be expanded to 20 mountains

All eight-thousanders are located in the  Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia and their summits are in the death zone

The first person to summit all 14 eight-thousanders was Italian Reinhold Messner in 1986, who completed the feat without the aid of supplementary oxygen

In 2010, Spaniard Edurne Pasaban became the first woman to summit all 14 eight-thousanders, but with the aid of supplementary oxygen

In 2011 Austrian Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to summit all 14 eight-thousanders without the aid of supplementary oxygen

From 1950–1964 – all eight-thousanders were summited

As of May 2019, K2 remains the only eight-thousander not summited in a winter ascent

Proposed expansion

Deaths above base camp on eight-thousanders (1950 to March 2012)

In 2012, to relieve capacity pressure and develop climbing tourism, Nepal lobbied the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (or UIAA) to reclassify five summits (two on Lhotse and three on Kanchenjunga), as standalone eight-thousanders, while Pakistan lobbied for a sixth summit (on Broad Peak) In 2012, the UIAA set up a project group to consider the proposals called the AGURA Project. The six proposed summits for reclassification are subsidiary-summits of existing eight-thousanders, but which are also themselves above 8,000 metres and have a prominence above 60 metres

Mountain First ascent First winter ascent From 1950 to March 2012 Climber Death
Rate
Peak Height Prominence Location Date Summiter(s) Date Summiter(s) Total Ascents Total Deaths Deaths / Ascents
Everest 8,848 metres (29029 ft) 8,848 metres (29029 ft) Nepal Nepal
China China
29 May 1953 New Zealand Edmund Hillary

Nepal Tenzing Norgay

17 February 1980 Poland Krzysztof Wielicki
Poland Leszek Cichy
5656 223 3.9% 1.52%
K2 8614 metres (28261 ft) 4020 metres (13190 ft) Pakistan Pakistan
China China
31 July 1954 Italy Achille Compagnoni
Italy Lino Lacedelli
  306 81 26.5%
Kangchenjunga 8586 metres (28169 ft) 3,922 metres (12,867 ft) Nepal Nepal
India India
25 May 1955 United Kingdom George Band
United Kingdom Joe Brown
11 January 1986 Poland Krzysztof Wielicki
Poland Jerzy Kukuczka
283 40 14.1% 3.00%
Lhotse 8516 metres (27940 ft) 610 metres (2,000 ft) Nepal Nepal
China China
18 May 1956 Switzerland Fritz Luchsinger
Switzerland Ernst Reiss
31 December 1988 Poland Krzysztof Wielicki 461 13 2.8% 1.03%
Makalu 8485 metres (27838 ft) 2378 metres (7802 ft) Nepal Nepal
China China
15 May 1955 France Jean Couzy
France Lionel Terray
9 February 2009 Italy Simone Moro
Kazakhstan Denis Urubko
361 31 8.6% 1.63%
Cho Oyu 8188 metres (26864 ft) 2344 metres (7690 ft) Nepal Nepal
China China
19 October 1954 Austria Joseph Joechler
Nepal Pasang Dawa Lama
Austria Herbert Tichy
12 February 1985 Poland Maciej Berbeka
Poland Maciej Pawlikowski
3138 44 1.4% 0.64%
Dhaulagiri I 8167 metres (26795 ft) 3357 metres (11014 ft) Nepal Nepal 13 May 1960 Austria Kurt Diemberger
Germany Peter Diener
Nepal Nawang Dorje
Nepal Nima Dorje
Switzerland Ernst Forrer
Austria Albin Schelbert
21 January 1985 Poland Andrzej Czok
Poland Jerzy Kukuczka
448 69 15.4% 2.94%
Manaslu 8163 metres (26781 ft) 3092 metres (10144 ft) Nepal Nepal 9 May 1956 Japan Toshio Imanishi
Nepal Gyalzen Norbu
12 January 1984 Poland Maciej Berbeka
Poland Ryszard Gajewski
661 65 9.8% 2.77%
Nanga Parbat 8125 metres (26657 ft) 4608 metres (15118 ft) Pakistan Pakistan 3 July 1953 Austria Hermann Buhl 26 February 2016 Pakistan Muhammad Ali Sadpara
Italy Simone Moro
Spain Alex Txikon
335 68 20.3%
Annapurna I 8091 metres (26545 ft) 2984 metres (9790 ft) Nepal Nepal 3 June 1950 France Maurice Herzog
France Louis Lachenal
3 February 1987 Poland Jerzy Kukuczka
Poland Artur Hajzer
191 61 31.9% 4.05%
Gasherbrum I
(Hidden Peak)
8080 metres (26510 ft) 2155 metres (7070 ft) Pakistan Pakistan
China China
5 July 1958 United States Andrew Kauffman
United States Pete Schoening
9 March 2012 Poland Adam Bielecki
Poland Janusz Gołąb
334 29 8.7%
Broad Peak 8051 metres (26414 ft) 1701 metres (5581 ft) Pakistan Pakistan
China China
9 June 1957 Austria Fritz Wintersteller
Austria Marcus Schmuck
Austria Kurt Diemberger
Austria Hermann Buhl
5 March 2013 Poland Maciej Berbeka
Poland Adam Bielecki
Poland Tomasz Kowalski
Poland Artur Małek
404 21 5.2%
Gasherbrum II 8035 metres (26362 ft) 1524 metres (5000 ft) Pakistan Pakistan
China China
7 July 1956 Austria Fritz Moravec
Austria Josef Larch
Austria Hans Willenpart
2 February 2011 Italy Simone Moro
Kazakhstan Denis Urubko
United States Cory Richards
930 21 2.3%
Shishapangma 8027 metres (26335 ft) 2897 metres (9505 ft) China China 2 May 1964 China Xu Jing
China Chang Chun-yen
China Wang Fuzhou
China Chen San
China Cheng Tien-liang
China Wu Tsung-yue
China Sodnam Doji
China Migmar Trashi
China Doji
China Yonten
14 January 2005 Poland Piotr Morawski
Italy Simone Moro
302 25 8.3%

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