Annapurna is a mountain range whose summit is the 10th highest peak in the world.

It is located in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu, in the Himalayas mountain range.

Geographic coordinates: 28 ° 35′N 83 ° 57′E

Annapurna interesting facts

1. It is one of the eight-thousanders that are the most difficult to climb.

2. The Annapurna mountain range is 55 km long. There are 13 seven-thousanders and 16 six-thousanders on it.

3. On February 3, 1987, the summit was reached for the first time in winter. It was done by Polish climbers – Artur Hajzer and Jerzy Kukuczka.

4. The south-west face of the Baraha Shikhar peak is 4,800 meters high.

5. Annapurna is the first peak above 8,000 meters where a person has set a foot.

6. In October 2014, more than 43 people lost their lives (175 were injured) due to avalanches and snowfall.

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7. Initially, this mountain was called “Peak XXXIX”.

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Annapurna questions and answers

How high is Annapurna?

Annapurna is 8,091 meters above sea level.

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Where did the name Annapurna come from?

It is the name of a Hindu goddess (anna – “food” and purna – “full”).

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Who and when first climbed Annapurna?

On June 3, 1950, the French M. Herzog and L. Lachenal conquered Annapurna for the first time.

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How many people died while climbing Annapurna?

By April 2015, 74 people had died.

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Why did so many people die climbing Annapurna?

Due to the terrain, there is a high risk of avalanches.

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