Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest 14 eight-thousanders standing at 8091 meters above sea level. Annapurna-I is the highest peak of the Annapurna range in north-central Nepal in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Annapurna was the first to climb eight Thousand meters peak, but it falls among the least climbed eight thousand meters mountains due to the climbing route and the threat of avalanches. Annapurna was first climbed in 1950 through the north face by Maurice Herzog, a French expedition team member.
Although Annapurna is considered the most dangerous mountain to climb, the fatality-to-summit ratio (1:3.1. or 32%) is the highest of any other eight-thousanders. If we go through documented records, the Mt. Annapurna I expedition is recognized as the world’s most dangerous mountain since the death record is the highest of all eight thousand. Till 2009, the number of successful climbers was only 166, compared to Mt. Everest, which is half of the single spring season. So only a few commercial expedition organizers organize it.
Facts: Heavy snowfall and continuous avalanches took the lives of several climbers. It used to have a 41% of death rate after the summit, but it is getting lower gradually. March is the best time for Annapurna-I.