The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation or UIAA recognise eight-thousanders as the 14 mountains that are more than 8,000 metres (26,247 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, Basque 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[update], K2 remains the only eight-thousander not summited in a winter ascent.
The first recorded attempt on an eight-thousander was when Albert F. Mummery and J. Norman Collie tried to climb Pakistan's Nanga Parbat in 1895. The attempt failed when Mummery and two Gurkhas, Ragobir, and Goman Singh, were killed by an avalanche.
The first recorded successful ascent of an eight-thousander was by the French Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, who on the 1950 French Annapurna expedition reached the summit of Annapurna on 3 June 1950. The first winter ascent of an eight-thousander was done by a Polish team led by Andrzej Zawada on Mount Everest. Two climbers Leszek Cichy and Krzysztof Wielicki reached the summit on 17 February 1980.
The first person to climb all 14 eight-thousanders was the Italian Reinhold Messner, on 16 October 1986. In 1987, Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka became the second person to accomplish this feat. Kukuczka is also the man who established the most new routes (9) on the main eight-thousanders. Messner summited each of the 14 peaks without the aid of bottled oxygen. This feat was not repeated until nine years later by the Swiss Erhard Loretan in 1995. Phurba Tashi of Nepal has completed the most climbs of the eight-thousanders, with 30 ascents between 1998 and 2011. Juanito Oiarzabal has completed the second most, with a total of 25 ascents between 1985 and 2011.
The Italian Simone Moro made the most first winter ascents of eight-thousanders (4); Jerzy Kukuczka made four winter ascents as well, but one was a repetition. As of May 2019[update], K2 remains the only eight-thousander that has never been summited in the winter.
In 2010, Spanish climber Edurne Pasaban, became the first woman to summit all 14 eight-thousanders with no disputed climbing. In August 2011, Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to climb the 14 eight-thousanders without the use of supplementary oxygen.
The first couple and team who summited all 14 eight-thousanders together were the Italians Nives Meroi (second woman without supplementary oxygen), and her husband Romano Benet in 2017. They climbed in alpine style, without the use of supplementary oxygen.
As of November 2018[update], the country with the most climbers to have climbed all 14 eight-thousanders is Italy with seven climbers, followed by Spain with six climbers, and South Korea with five climbers. Kazakhstan and Poland have three climbers each that completed the "Crown of the Himalaya".
On 29 October 2019, former Nepalese Gurka, and Special Boat Service (SBS) elite soldier Nirmal Purja, set a new speed record by climbing the 14 eight-thousanders in 6 months and 6 days, beating the previous record of just under 8 years.
List of 14Edit
|Mountain||First ascent||First winter ascent||From 1950 to March 2012||Climber Death|
|Peak||Height||Prom.||Isol.||Location||Date||Summiter(s)||Date||Summiter(s)||Total Ascents[b]||Total Deaths[c]||Deaths / Ascents[d]|
|Everest||8,848 metres (29,029 ft)||8,848 metres (29,029 ft)||undefined or infinite|| Nepal
|29 May 1953||Edmund Hillary||17 February 1980
|| Krzysztof Wielicki
|K2||8,614 metres (28,261 ft)||4,020 metres (13,190 ft)||1,315.6 kilometres (817.5 mi)|| Pakistan
|31 July 1954|| Achille Compagnoni
|Kangchenjunga||8,586 metres (28,169 ft)||3,922 metres (12,867 ft)||124.2 kilometres (77.2 mi)|| Nepal
|25 May 1955|| George Band
|11 January 1986|| Krzysztof Wielicki
|Lhotse||8,516 metres (27,940 ft)||610 metres (2,000 ft)||2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi)|| Nepal
|18 May 1956|| Fritz Luchsinger
|31 December 1988||Krzysztof Wielicki||461||13||2.8%||1.03%|
|Makalu||8,485 metres (27,838 ft)||2,378 metres (7,802 ft)||17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi)|| Nepal
|15 May 1955|| Jean Couzy
|9 February 2009|| Simone Moro
|Cho Oyu||8,188 metres (26,864 ft)||2,344 metres (7,690 ft)||27.7 kilometres (17.2 mi)|| Nepal
|19 October 1954|| Joseph Joechler
Pasang Dawa Lama
|12 February 1985|| Maciej Berbeka
|Dhaulagiri I||8,167 metres (26,795 ft)||3,357 metres (11,014 ft)||317.4 kilometres (197.2 mi)||Nepal||13 May 1960|| Kurt Diemberger
|21 January 1985|| Andrzej Czok
|Manaslu||8,163 metres (26,781 ft)||3,092 metres (10,144 ft)||105.5 kilometres (65.6 mi)||Nepal||9 May 1956|| Toshio Imanishi
|12 January 1984|| Maciej Berbeka
|Nanga Parbat||8,125 metres (26,657 ft)||4,608 metres (15,118 ft)||187.9 kilometres (116.8 mi)||Pakistan||3 July 1953||Hermann Buhl||26 February 2016|| Muhammad Ali Sadpara
|Annapurna I||8,091 metres (26,545 ft)||2,984 metres (9,790 ft)||33.7 kilometres (20.9 mi)||Nepal||3 June 1950|| Maurice Herzog
|3 February 1987|| Jerzy Kukuczka
|8,080 metres (26,510 ft)||2,155 metres (7,070 ft)||23.4 kilometres (14.5 mi)|| Pakistan
|5 July 1958|| Andrew Kauffman
|9 March 2012|| Adam Bielecki
|Broad Peak||8,051 metres (26,414 ft)||1,701 metres (5,581 ft)||8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi)|| Pakistan
|9 June 1957|| Fritz Wintersteller
|5 March 2013|| Maciej Berbeka
|Gasherbrum II||8,035 metres (26,362 ft)||1,524 metres (5,000 ft)||5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi)|| Pakistan
|7 July 1956|| Fritz Moravec
|2 February 2011|| Simone Moro
|Shishapangma||8,027 metres (26,335 ft)||2,897 metres (9,505 ft)||90.8 kilometres (56.4 mi)||China||2 May 1964|| Xu Jing
|14 January 2005|| Piotr Morawski
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.
|Proposed new eight-thousander||Height
(Prom / Height)
|Broad Peak Central||8011||181||2,26||B2|
|Kangchenjunga W-Peak (Yalung Kang)||8505||135||1,59||C1|
|Lhotse C-Peak I||8410||65||0,77||C2|
|K 2 SW-Peak||8580||30||0,35||D1|
|Lhotse C-Peak II||8372||37||0,44||D1|
|Yalung Kang Shoulder||8200||40||0,49||D1|
|K 2 P. 8134 (SW-Ridge)||8134||35||0,43||D1|
|Nanga Parbat S-Peak||8042||30||0,37||D1|
|Shisha Pangma C-Peak||8008||30||0,37||D1|
|Everest NE-Pinnacle III||8383||13||0,16||D2|
|Lhotse N-Pinnacle III||8327||10||0,12||D2|
|Lhotse N-Pinnacle II||8307||12||0,14||D2|
|Lhotse N-Pinnacle I||8290||10||0,12||D2|
|Everest NE-Pinnacle II||8282||25||0,30||D2|
The proposed six new eight-thousander peaks would not meet the wider UIAA criteria of 600 metres of elevation from nearest larger mountain's saddle, called topographic prominence, as used by the UIAA elsewhere for major mountains (the lowest prominence of the existing 14 eight-thousanders is Lhotse, at 610 metres). For example, only Broad Peak Central, with a topographic prominence of 181 metres, would even meet the 150–metre prominence threshold to be a British Isles Marilyn. However, the appeal noted the UIAA's 1994 reclassification of Alpine 4,000-metre peaks where a prominence threshold of 30 metres was used, amongst other criteria; the logic being that if 30 metres worked for 4,000-metre summits, then 60 metres is proportional for 8,000m summits.
As of November 2018[update], there has been no conclusion by the UIAA and the proposals appear to have been set aside.
Climbers of all 14Edit
There is no single undisputed source for verified Himalayan ascents, however, Elizabeth Hawley's The Himalayan Database, is considered as an important source for the Nepalese Himalayas. Online ascent databases pay close regard to The Himalayan Database, including the website AdventureStats.com, and the Eberhard Jurgalski List. Various mountaineering journals, including the Alpine Journal and the American Alpine Journal, maintain extensive records and archives but do not always opine on ascents.
The "No O2" column lists people who have climbed all 14 eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen.
|30||Chhang Dawa Sherpa||2001–2013||1982||30||Nepali|
|34/35||16/17||Romano Benet||1998–2017||1962||55|| Italian|
|42||Nirmal Purja||April 2019 – October 2019||1983||36||Nepali|
|43||Mingma Gyabu Sherpa||2010–2019||1989||30||Nepali|
Claims have been made for all 14 peaks in which not enough evidence was provided to verify the ascent. The disputed ascent in each claim is shown in parentheses. In most cases, the Himalayan chronicler Elizabeth Hawley is considered the definitive source regarding the facts of the dispute. Her The Himalayan Database is the source for other online Himalayan ascent databases (e.g. AdventureStats.com).
Cho Oyu is a recurrent problem peak as it is a small hump about 30 mins into the summit plateau, and the main proxy of a view of Everest, which is possible from the true summit, requires clear weather. Shishapangma is another problem peak because of its dual summits, which despite being close in height, are up to two hours climbing time apart. Hawley judged that Ed Viesturs had not reached the true summit, and he re-climbed the mountain to definitively establish his ascent.
|Fausto De Stefani (Lhotse 1997)
(His partner Sergio Martini reclimbed Lhotse in 2000 to verify his 14, see above)
|Alan Hinkes (Cho Oyu 1990)
(Hinkes rejects Hawley's decision to "unrecognise" his Cho Oyu ascent, see "Cho Oyu dispute")
|Vladislav Terzyul (Shishapangma (West) Summit 2000, Broad Peak 1995)
(As he did not claim the main summit of Shishapangma, this status is unlikely to change)
|Oh Eun-sun (Kangchenjunga 2009)
(As the potential first female climber of all 14, this dispute was followed internationally)
|Carlos Pauner (Shishapangma 2012)
(Pauner acknowledged his uncertainty as it was dark, but says he might reclimb to remove the doubt)
|Zhang Liang (Shishapangma 2018)
(According Chinese state media and The Himalayan Times, Zhang completed all 14 with other three climbers in the 2018 Chinese Shishapangma expedition, which is suspected that they only reached the central summit)
- The Himalayan Database, climbing statistics for the Nepalese Himalaya
- List of deaths on eight-thousanders
- List of ski descents of eight-thousanders
- List of Mount Everest summiters by number of times to the summit
- Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent
- Seven Second Summits, the second highest mountain on each continent
- Volcanic Seven Summits, the highest volcanos on each continent
- Explorers Grand Slam, the North Pole, the South Pole, and the Seven Summits
- Three Poles Challenge, the North Pole, the South Pole, and Mount Everest
- Per The Himalayan Database (HDB) tables, the Climber (or Member) Death Rate is the ratio of deaths above base camp, of all climbers who were hoping to summit and who went above base camp, for 1950 to 2009, and is closer to a true probability of death; the data is only for Nepalese Himalaya. Summary tables from the HDB report for all mountains above 8,000 metres, imply that the death rate for the period 1990 to 2009 (e.g. modern expeditions), is roughly half that of the combined 1950 to 2009 period.
- As recorded by Eberhard Jurgalski
- As recorded by Eberhard Jurgalski and being any death (climber or other) above Base Camp.
- This should not be mistaken as being a death rate; it does not imply a probabiltiy of death for a climber attempting to climb an eight-thousander as it includes all deaths from all activities undertaken above base camp (e.g. training or reconissance trips, camp stocking activities by porters who will not be summiting the mountain, rescue attempts etc.). It therefore compares deaths from the larger group of people who were, and were not, making a summit attempt, with the smaller group who were making a summit attempt. While it is not a probability, the statistic does reflect the ratio of people who died above base camp for each climber who summited.
- Data is not available for the Pakistani Himalayas
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A Nepali mountaineer and former British Marine has climbed the world's tallest 14 peaks in six months - beating an earlier record of almost eight years.
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On October 29th, Nirmal Purja Magar announced via Instagram that he had summited China's Shishapangma. This marked the fourteenth 8,000-meter peak he had climbed in seven months and the completion of an extraordinary project to speed climb the world's tallest mountains in rapid succession.
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For every three thrill-seekers that make it safely up and down Annapurna I, one dies trying, according to data from Eberhard Jurgalski of website 8000ers.com, collected in his forthcoming book "On Top of the World: The New Millennium", co-authored by Richard Sale.
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Table D-3: Deaths for peaks with more than 750 members above base camp from 1950–2009
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Nepal is to tackle overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain by placing greater restrictions on expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest. The move is a response to growing problems with litter, pollution and recent clashes between Sherpas and Western climbers. But in an attempt to appease those hoping to conquer the 29,029 feet tall peak, the Nepalese government is to open access to five other summits that sit over 26,246 feet, or 8,000 meters.
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The UIAA initiated in 2012 what it calls the ARUGA project with an aim to see if new 8,000m-plus could feasibly achieve international recognition. Under that project, Nepal had tabled five new peaks and Pakistan one.
- Eberhard Jurgalski. "Subsidiary Peaks". 8000ers.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
There are several different subsidiary peaks! Here are the geographical facts, from the one "relative independent Main-Peak" (EU category B) over the important subsidiary peaks (C) to the major notable points (D1) Especially the last category is just guessed by contours or from photographs.
- Eberhard Jurgalski. "Dominance". 8000ers.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
Accordingly, the author introduced altitude classes (AC) and a proportional prominence, which he named orometrical dominance (D). D is calculated easily but fittingly: (P/Alt) x 100. Thus, it indicates the percentage of independence for every elevation, no matter what the altitude, prominence or mountain type it is. From a scientific point of view, altitude could be seen as the thesis, prominence as the antithesis, whereas dominance would be the synthesis.
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The most prominent one, Broad Peak Central is just 196m high and the least prominent, Lhotse Middle, is a meagre 60m. To put this in context, the highest mountain in Malta is 253m, while the Eiffel Tower stands a whopping 300m.
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Topographic criterium: for each summit, the level difference between it and the highest adjacent pass or notch should be at least 30 m (calculated as average of the summits at the limit of acceptability). An additional criterium can be the horizontal distance between a summit and the base of another adjacent 4000er.
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- Carlos Carsolio required emergency oxygen on his descent from Makalu in 1988.
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...the American climber became one of only five men in the world to accomplish the quest entirely without supplementary oxygen.
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Last year, Silvio 'Gnaro' Mondinelli broke the haunted 13 when he summited the last peak on his list of 14, 8000ers – becoming only the 6th mountaineer in the world to have bagged them all without supplementary oxygen.
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13/07 interview with Silvio Mondinelli after the summit of his 14th 8000m peak without supplementary oxygen.
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Implied in text: ...Following Italian Silvio "Gnaro" Mondinelli last year and American Ed Viesturs in 2005, Ivan also became only the seventh mountaineer in the world to have done them all without supplementary oxygen.
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...Ivan also became only the seventh mountaineer in the world to have done them all without supplementary oxygen.
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But a South Korean climber, who followed in their footprints on the crusted snow three days later [in 1997] in clearer weather, did not consider that they actually gained the top. While [Sergio] Martini and [Fausto] De Stefani indicated they were perhaps only a few meters below it, Park Young-Seok claimed that their footprints stopped well before the top, perhaps 30 meters below a small fore-summit and 150 vertical meters below the highest summit. Now in 2000 [Sergio] Martini was back again, and this time he definitely summited Lhotse.
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But his claim to have now climbed all 8000ers is open to question. In April 1990 he and others reached the summit plateau of Cho Oyu. It was misty so they could not see well; nine years later Hinkes said he had “wandered around for a while” in the summit area but could see very little and eventually descended to join the others, one of whom said they had not reached the top.
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- 8000ers.com, a site dedicated to statistics on 8000m peaks and climbs
- PeakBagger.com World 8000-meter Peaks, a database of global peaks
- The Himalayan Database, statistics on Nepalese Himalayan (but not Pakistan Himalaya) climbs from 1905 to 2018
- Graphical Interface for The Himalayan Database
- AdventureStats.com (High Altitude Mountaineering), a site dedicated to recording adventure statistics
- NASA Earth Observatory: The Eight-Thousanders