Annapurna I
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Annapurna I the first eight-thousandth mountain peak conquered by people. Maurits Herzog and Lewis Lachenal of the French expedition, led by Maurits Herzog, reached the summit on June 3, 1950. It was the highest conquered peak of the earth for three years, until it was succeeded to successfully reach the peak of Everest.
Annapurna’s southern slope was first conquered in 1970 by Don Villans and Dougle Haston, members of a British expedition led by Chris Bonington, which included climber Ian Claude killed by a fallen serac during a descent.
In 1978, the American Women's Himalayan Expedition, led by Arlene Bloom, became the first American group to ascend to Annapurna I. The first team, including Vera Kamarkova, Irina Miller, Sherpas Mingma Tsering and Chevang Ringing, reached the summit at 15:30 in October 1978. The second group, including Alison Chadwick-Onitskevich and Vera Watson, died on the slope.
On February 3, 1987, the Polish group first made a winter ascent.
Annapurna I has the highest mortality rate of all 14 Earth's eight-thousanders. Since 2005, 103 successful ascents have been completed and 56 lives have been lost.

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