May 26, 2024

Australian climber Pepper announces plan to summit Annapurna-I without oxygen

Australian climber Pepper announces plan to summit Annapurna-I without oxygen

KATHMANDU, March 11:Allie Pepper, an Australian female mountaineer and former guide, announced plans to climb Nepal's Annapurna 1 this spring. She stated that by 2026, her objective is to climb 14 mountains in the world with a height of 8,000 meters without using supplementary oxygen.

Allie Pepper said during a news conference in Kathmandu on Saturday that she is about to climb Annapurna-1, the world's tenth-highest peak (8,091 meters). Annapurna-1 is one of 14 mountains with an elevation of 8,000 meters.

She is currently in Kathmandu with her team, preparing to achieve her ambition. She informed me that she plans to climb Annapurna-1 with the mountain climbing company Seven Summit Treks. She started her journey to climb mountains without oxygen in 2007 from Mount Cho-oyu in Nepal.

According to her goal, Pepper has climbed two of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter-high mountains without using oxygen. She stated that on July 15th, 2023, the world's 12th highest Broad Peak (8,052 meters) and the world's fifth highest (8,163 meters) Mt Manaslu  were successfully climbed on September 28th, 2023. She was the first Australian woman to successfully climb Broad Peak without oxygen.

In addition, the 48-year-old Pepper stated that her goal is to inspire women who are suffering hardships to overcome them. She went on to say, "Because of my climbing style, I am confident that I will achieve my goal within the time I set." I've trained my entire life for this, not just physically, but also psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. All of these things prompted me to do this.

She has 23 years of experience with mountain climbing. She stated that there are plans to climb three mountains in Nepal, including Annapurna-1, this spring.

So far, only six people in the world have climbed all 14 summits above 8,000 meters without oxygen. Only two men have climbed the main peak of all 14 mountains higher than 8,000 meters in the world, and it took them 16 years.

So far, 14 mountains in the globe have been identified as standing taller than 8,000 meter. Mount Everest, Mount K2, Kanchanjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna-1, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum-2, and Shishapagma are some of them.

Even though the Nepal Mountaineering Association presented the fact that Nepal has 14 mountains above 8,000 meters to the World Mountaineering Federation, it has yet to be recognized.

Kanchenjunga South (8,476), Kanchenjunga Center (8,473), Kanchenjunga Main (8,586), Kanchenjunga Yalungkhang (8,505), Yalungkhang West (8,077), Makalu (8,485), Lhotse. Sad (8,388), Lhotse Middle (8,410), Lhotse Main (8,516), Everest (8,848), Cho-oyu (8,188), Manaslu (8,163), Annapurna-1 (8,091), and Dhaulagiri (8,167).