The World's 14 Highest Mountain Peaks (above 8,000 meters)

All 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks are located in the Himalaya or the Karakoram ranges in Asia. According to Everestnews.com, only 17 climbers have reached the summits of all 14: Reinhold Messner (Italy) was first, followed by Jerzy Kukuczka (Poland), Ehardt Loretan (Switzerland), Carlos Carsolio (Mexico), Krzysztof Wielicki (Poland), Juan Oiarzabal (Spain), Sergio Martini (Italy), Park Young Seok (Korea), Hang-Gil Um (Korea), Alberto Inurrategui (Spain), Han Wang Yong (Korea), Ed Viesturs (U.S.), Alan Hinkes (British), and Silvio Mondinelli (Italy), Ivan Vallejo (Ecuador), Denis Urubko (Kazakhstan), Andrew Lock (Australia).

MountainLocationHeightFirst to summit (nationality)Date
MetersFeet
1. Everest1Nepal/Tibet8,85029,035Edmund Hillary (New Zealander, UK), Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese)May 29, 1953
2. K2 (Godwin Austen)Pakistan/China8,61128,250A. Compagnoni, L. Lacedelli (Italian)July 31, 1954
3. KangchenjungaNepal/India8,58628,169G. Band, J. Brown, N. Hardie, S. Streather (UK)May 25, 1955
4. LhotseNepal/Tibet8,51627,940F. Luchsinger, E. Reiss (Swiss)May 18, 1956
5. MakaluNepal/Tibet8,46327,766J. Couzy, L. Terray, J. Franco, G. Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupé, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte (French)May 15, 1955
6. Cho OyuNepal/Tibet8,20126,906H. Tichy, S. Jöchler (Austrian), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepalese)Oct. 19, 1954
7. DhaulagiriNepal8,16726,795A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, K. Diemberger, P. Diener (Swiss), Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji (Nepalese)May 13, 1960
8. ManasluNepal8,16326,781T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, (Japanese) G. Norbu (Nepalese)May 9, 1956
9. Nanga ParbatPakistan8,12526,660Hermann Buhl (Austrian)July 3, 1953
10. AnnapurnaNepal8,09126,545M. Herzog, L. Lachenal (French)June 3, 1950
11. Gasherbrum IPakistan/China8,06826,470P. K. Schoeing, A. J. KauffmanJuly 4, 1958
12. Broad PeakPakistan/China8,04726,400M. Schmuck, F. Wintersteller, K. Diemberger, H. Buhl (Austrian)June 9, 1957
13. Gasherbrum IIPakistan/China8,03526,360F. Moravec, S. Larch, H. Willenpart (Austrian)July 7, 1956
14. Shisha PangmaTibet8,01326,289Hsu Ching and team of 9 (Chinese)May 2, 1964
1. The 1955 elevation of Everest, 29,028 ft. (8,848 m), was revised on Nov. 11, 1999, and now stands at 29,035 ft. (8,850 m).

See Named Summits in the U.S. Over 14,000 Feet Above Sea Level for U.S. Peaks.

See also Climbing the World's 14 8,000-meter Peaks, The Seven Summits, Mortals on Mount Olympus: A History of Climbing Everest, and the Everest Almanac.

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