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The World's Tallest Mountains (PHOTOS)

January 22, 2014

10. Annapurna I

Avalanches are a common occurrence on the Annapurna I, the highest of the 13 Annapurna mountain peaks in the Himalayas, north of Nepal. The first successful climb was on June 3, 1950, by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzong. At the time of the ascent, it was the highest anyone had ever climbed, until the first successful scaling of Mount Everest in 1953. According to SummitPost.org, there have been only 106 successful summits and close to 54 deaths.

Height: 26,545 feet

Mountain Range: Annapurna Himalaya

First climbed: 1950


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