Ms Dong Hong Juan, after the ascent of the true summit of Mt Sishapangma on 26th April 2023, becomes the first and only woman to reach the summit of all 14 8000 meters peaks after the new 8000 meters summiteers updated list was published. She had repeated Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Broad Peak on her way up Annapurna I – her final peak at 8091 meters above sea level. Most of her expedition was organized by Imagine Nepal.
Her incredible accomplishment is a significant milestone for women in mountaineering and highlights the importance of teamwork and perseverance in achieving your dreams.
The List of 14 8000 Meters Mountains and Ms Dong Hong Juan’s Climbing Year
- Everest South (8848m) – Nepal in 2013
- K2 (8611m) – Pakistan in 2017
- Kanchenjunga (8586m) – Nepal in 2018
- Lhotse (8516m) – Nepal in 2018
- Makalu (8463m) – Nepal in 2022
- Cho-Oyu (8201m) – Tibet in 2014
- Dhaulagiri (8167m) – Nepal in 2022
- Manaslu (8163m) – Nepal in 2022
- Nanga Parbat (8125m) – Pakistan in 2017
- Annapurna (8091m) – Nepal in 2021
- Gasherbrum I (8068m) – Pakistan in 2017
- Broad Peak (8047m) – Pakistan in 2018
- Gasherbrum II (8035m) – Pakistan in 2014
- Sishapangma (8013m) – Tibet in 2023
The Challenges of Reaching the Summit
The challenges of reaching the summit of these mountains are many. First, they are some of the most dangerous peaks in the world. Many are located in remote and hostile environments, making it difficult for climbers to reach them safely. Climbers must be prepared to face extreme weather conditions, such as high winds and low temperatures at high altitudes, which can cause altitude sickness or frostbite if not prepared adequately for them. Additionally, there is always a risk of avalanches or falling rocks from above during your climb up these peaks–a serious threat considering that most 8000-meter summits take months before reaching their summits.
Ms Dong Hong Juan exemplifies what a determined individual can achieve. In addition to inspiring many aspiring mountaineers, her story inspires those looking for ways to break through barriers and pursue their dreams.