|First Ascent||2nd May 1964|
Shishapangma is the lowest of the eight-thousanders and benefits from a short approach to base camp as well as the gentle ascent, but is not necessarily the easiest to summit. Due to location entirely within the Tibetan region of China. It was actually the last of the eight-thousanders to be climbed.
|First Ascent||7th July 1956|
Gasherbrum Ⅱ located in the Karakoram Mountain range of the Himalayas on the Pakistan-China border, Gasherbrum Ⅱ has some pretty impressive neighbors with Broad peak. Gasherbrum Ⅰ and the formidable giant of K2 seemingly within touching distance.
|First Ascent||9th June 1957|
Broad peak part of the same massif as the Masherbrums, Broad peak has a summit ridge over 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) long, hence the name Broad peak. it is often used by K2 hopefuls as a precursor as it offers good training and altitude acclimatization.
|First Ascent||5th July 1958|
When Gasherbrum Ⅰ was first spotted from more than 200 kilometers away during the great trigonometric survey of India it was initially designated K5. It was often referred to as “hidden peak” in reference to its extreme remoteness.
|First Ascent||3rd June 1950|
Annapurna is often cited as the most dangerous of the eight-thousanders. Overall, it has the highest fatality to summit rate (191 summits and 61 fatalities) and also the fewer overall summits from 1990onwards. However, Kangchenjunga has had a higher fatality rate.
|First Ascent||3rd July 1953|
Don’t let this mountains beauty fool you: Nanga Parbat is a notoriously difficulty climb and was once known as the “killer mountain”. Along with K2, it has never been climbed in winter and is the third most dangerous 8,000-meter peak after Annapurna and K2.
|First Ascent||9th May 1956|
Despite its dominating peak, Manaslu boasts long ridges and valley glaciers that offer generally feasible approaches from all directions. Climbers arrives at the base of the mountain via helicopter before acclimatizing with day hikes around the surrounding slopes.
|First Ascent||13th May 1960|
Often overlooked for its more accessible counterparts, the remote Dhaulagiri is considered one of the lesser climbed eight-thousanders despite 448 successful summits.
|First Ascent||19th October 1954|
The sixth highest mountain in the world is the easiest eight-thousander to summit. The mountain is often referred to as the “mock exam” or “stepping-stone” for Everest. As the high camp at 7,400 meter provides excellent practice for using oxygen and refining skills, clothing and equipment.
|First Ascent||15th May 1955|
Makalu is a handsome mountain with as isolated peak shaped like a pyramid situated just 22 kilometers (14 miles) east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Its prominent shape has long impressed climbers on the slopes of Everest.
|First Ascent||18th May 1956|
If Makalu is handsome then Lhotse is statuesque. Its eve-catching contours make it one of the more popular of the eight-thousanders. As part of the Everest massif, it is often climbed as part of a combo climb with Everest.
|First Ascent||25th May 1955|
Lving on the India-Nepal border, Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India, second-highest in Nepal and third highest in the world. It is also the easternmost of the eight-thousanders.
K2 (Godwin Austen)
|First Ascent||31st July 1954|
A mere mention of the legend is enough to make one’s blood run cold. K2 is known as the savage mountain due to the extremely difficult ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight-thousanders.
|First Ascent||29th May 1953|
Everest is still the ultimate mountaineering adventure and to stand at the pinnacle of the earth is one lifes most rewarding experiences. It may not be hardest, most challenging or most dangerous, but it is the highest mountain in the world.