Earth’s Biggest Mountains: 8000m Peaks

Earth’s Biggest Mountains: Fourteen 8000m Peaks

Eight-thousanders are the 14 highest mountains in the world that stand above 8000 meters or 26,247 feet above sea level. They are all in either the Himalayan or Karakoram mountain ranges of Asia. Each summit is within the death zone.

  1. Mt. Everest – 29,035 ft. (8848m)
  2. K2 – 28,251 ft. (8611m)
  3. Kangchenjunga – 28,169 ft. (8586m)
  4. Lhotse – 27,940 ft. (8516m)
  5. Makalu – 27,838 ft. (8485m)
  6. Cho Oyu – 26,906 ft. (8201m)
  7. Dhaulagiri I – 26,795 ft. (8167m)
  8. Manaslu – 26,781 ft. or (8163m)
  9. Nanga Parbat – 26,660 ft. (8126m)
  10. Annapurna I – 26,660 ft. (8091m)
  11. Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) – 26,444 ft. (8080m)
  12. Broad Peak – 26,414 ft. or (8051m)
  13. Gasherbrum II – 26,362 ft. (8035m)
  14. Shishapagma – 26,335 ft. (8027m)

First Summiteer of all 14 Eight-thousanders: Reinhold Messner (1970-1986; age 42; Italian)

 

Mt. Everest

#1

  1. 29,035 ft. (8848m)
  2. Nepal | China
  3. Himalayas
  4. First ascent:
    1. Edmund Hillary (New Zealand)
    2. Tenzing Norgay (Nepal)
    3. May 29, 1953
  5. Highest mountain in the world
  6. Most climbed: 5,656 ascents (2013)

K2

#2

  1. 28,251 ft. (8611m)
  2. Pakistan | China
  3. Karakoram
  4. First ascent: Achille Comagnoni (Italian) & Lino Lacedelli (Italian)

Kangchenjunga

#3

  1. 28,169 ft. (8586m)
  2. Nepal | India
  3. Himalayas

Lhotse

#4

  1. 27,940 ft. (8516m)
  2. Nepal | China
  3. Himalayas

Makalu

#5

  1. 27,838 ft. (8485m)
  2. Nepal | China
  3. Himalayas

Cho Oyu

#6

  1. 26,906 ft. (8201m)
  2. Nepal | China
  3. Himalayas

Dhaulagiri I

#7

  1. 26,795 ft. (8167m)
  2. Nepal
  3. Himalayas

Manaslu

#8

  1. 26,781 ft. (8163m)
  2. Nepal
  3. Himalayas

Nanga Parbat

#9

  1. 26,660 ft. (8126m)
  2. Pakistan

Annapurna I

#10

  1. 26,660 ft. (8091m)
  2. Nepal
  3. Himalayas
  4. First ascent:
    1. Maurice Herzog (French)
    2. Louis Lachenal (French)
    3. February 3, 1987

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) (K5)

#11

  1. 26,444 ft. (8080m)
  2. Pakistan | China
  3. Karakoram

Broad Peak

#12

  1. 26,414 ft. (8051m)
  2. Pakistan | China
  3. Karakoram

Gasherbrum II (K4)

#13

  1. 26,362 ft. (8035m)
  2. Pakistan | China
  3. Karakoram

Shishapagma

#14

  1. 26,335 ft. (8027m)
  2. China
  3. Karakoram

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