Questions tagged [eight-thousanders]

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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Was Alison Hargreaves the second person to summit Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen and without support?

I am reading Savage Summit by Jennifer Jordan (William Morrow, 2005), the Savage Summit being K2. Jordan also recounts the attempts on Everest by Allison Hargreaves, which culminated in her ...
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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 ...
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