Eight-thousander (Mountains above 8000m)
The eight-thousanders are the fourteen highest mountains in the world that are more than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft) high above sea level. These all 14 mountains are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia
Following are the names of these mountains according to there ranks.
- Mount Everest
- Cho Oyu
- Dhaulagiri I
- Nanga Parbat
- Annapurna I
- Gasherbrum I
- Broad Peak
- Gasherbrum II
Reinhold Messner was the first person who climbed all fourteen eight-thousanders. He completed this task on October 16, 1986.
1. Mount Everest (Ranked 1st)
Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. It has a Prominence of 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas on the Nepal side of Nepal-China (Tibet) border.
First ascent on Mount Everest was made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29 May 1953
2. K2 (Ranked 2nd)
K2 is the 2nd highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 ft). It has a Prominence of 8,848 m (29,029 ft).
K2 is located in Karakoram Range in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
First ascent on K2 was made by A. Compagnoni, L.Lacedelli on 31 July 1954
3. Kangchenjunga (Ranked 3rd)
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). It has a Prominence of 3,922 m (12,867 ft).
Kangchenjunga is Located at Himalaya range, between Nepal and India border.
Kangchenjunga means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 m (27,720 ft). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books
The five peaks of Kangchenjunga are as follows:
Name of peak Height (m) Height (ft)
Kangchenjunga Main 8,586 28,169
Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) 8,505 27,904
Kangchenjunga Central (Middle) 8,482 27,828
Kangchenjunga South 8,494 27,867
Kangbachen 7,903 25,925
First ascent on Kangchenjunga was made on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band.
4. Lhotse (Ranked 4th)
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,516 m (27,940 ft). It has a Prominence of 610 m (2,001 ft).
Lhotse is located at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
First ascent on Lhotse was made on May 18, 1956 by Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss.
5. Makalu (Ranked 5th)
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of at 8,481 m (27,825 ft). It has a Prominence of 2,386 m (7,828 ft)
Makalu is located in Himalayas Range, on the border between Nepal (Khumbu) and China (Tibet).
The first attempt on Makalu was made on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray J.Fraco, G, Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupe, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte and Jean Couzy of a French expedition
6. Cho Oyu (Ranked 6th)
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,201 meters (26,906 ft) above sea level. It has a Prominence 2,340 m (7,677 ft)
Cho Oyu is Located in Mahalangur Himal, Himalayas range, at the border between Nepal and China (Tibet)
First ascent on Cho Oyu was made on October 19, 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama.
7. Dhaulagiri (Ranked 7th)
Dhaulagiri is seventh highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,167 m (26,795 ft). It has a Prominence of 3,357 m (11,014 ft).
Dhaulagiri is Located in Himalaya Range, Nepal.
First ascent was made on May 13, 1960 by K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Doriji a team of Swiss/Austrian expedition.
8. Manaslu (Ranked 8th)
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,156 m (26,759 ft). It has a Prominence 3,092 m (10,144 ft)
Manaslu is located in the Gorkha District, Mansiri Himal, Himalaya Range, in the west-central part of Nepal.
First ascent on Manaslu was made on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi, Gyalzen Norbu and M. Higeta a team of
9. Nanga Parbat (Ranked 9th)
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft). It has a Prominence 4,608 m (15,118 ft).
Nanga Parbat is located in Himalaya Range, Pakistan.
First ascent on Nanga Parbat was made 3 June 1950 by M. Herzog, L.Lachenal (French
10. Annapurna I (Ranked 10th)
Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,091 m (26,545 ft). It has a Prominence 2,984 m (9,790 ft)
Annapurna I is located in Range Himalayas in Central Nepal.
First ascent on Annapurna I was made on 3 June 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal of a French expedition.
11. Gasherbrum I (Ranked 11th)
Gasherbrum I is the eleventh highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8, 080 m (26,509 ft). It has a Prominence 2,155 m (7,070 ft)
Gasherbrum I located on the Pakistan-China border in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.
First ascent on Gasherbrum I was made on July 5, 1958 by Pete Schoening , Andy Kauffman Nicholas B. Clinch. Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Bob Swift and Gil Roberts of an American expedition.
12. Broad Peak (Ranked 12th)
Broad Peak is the tweleth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,051 m (26,414 ft).It has a Prominence 1,701 m (5,581 ft)
Broad Peak is located in Karakoram Range in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
First ascent on Broad Peak was made on June 9, 1957 by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl of an Austrian expedition.
13. Gasherbrum II (Ranked 13th)
Gasherbrum II is the thirteenth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,035 m (26,362 ft) It has a Prominence 1,523 m (4,997 ft).
Gasherbrum II is located in Karakoram Range in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
First ascent on Gasherbrum II was made on July 7, 1956 by Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart of an Austrian expedition.
14. Shishapangma (Ranked 14th)
Shishapangma is the fourteenth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,013 m (26,289 ft). It has a Prominence 2,897 m (9,505 ft).
Shishapangma is located in Himalayas Range in Jugal Himal, south-central Tibet, China, a few kilometers from the border with Nepal.
First ascent on Shishapangma was made on 2 May 1964 by Xu Jìng, Zhang Junyan, Wang Fuzhou, Wu Zoongyue, Chen San, Soinam Dorje, Suonan Duoji, Cheng Tianliang, Migmar Zhaxi, Dorje Duoji and Yun Deng a team of a Chinese expedition.