The Quick 14: The 14 Eight-Thousanders

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The Eight-Thousanders are the 14 mountains that are more than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) above sea level. Suffice it to say I will never see the tops of any of these peaks in person.

The 14 Eight-Thousanders

1. Everest, China/Nepal - 8,848 m
2. K2, China/Pakistan - 8,611 m
3. Kanchenjunga, India/Nepal - 8,586 m
4. Lhotse, China/Nepal - 8,516 m
5. Makalu, China/Nepal - 8,463 m
6. Cho Oyu, China/Nepal - 8,201 m
7. Dhaulagiri, Nepal - 8,167 m
8. Manaslu, Nepal - 8,163 m
9. Nanga Parbat , Kashmir Pakistan - 8,125 m
10. Annapurna, Nepal - 8,091 m
11. Gasherbrum I, China/Pakistan - 8,068 m
12. Broad Peak, China/Pakistan - 8,047 m
13. Gasherbrum II, China/Pakistan - 8,035 m
14. Shishapangma, China - 8,027 m

In case you're curious, Mount McKinley/Denali in Alaska is the highest point in the U.S. at 6,194 m.

June 2, 2008 - 10:21am
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