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The term "Eight-Thousanders" is specifically used for the mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) high above sea level.

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What makes certain mountains more dangerous than others?

Why do mountains like K2, Nanga Parbat and Annapurna (36 successful attempts, 47 failed) have higher fatality rates than, say, Everest or Cho Oyu (79 successful attempts, 28 failed)? (source) Can I ...