Images from Annapurna

While browsing around earlier, I came across this photo gallery and story on climbing Annapurna, the tenth tallest peak in the world. The images are striking, and the article is interesting as well, as it discusses the dangers of climbing Annapurna say, versus Everest. Like Everest, Annapurna is located in the Himalayas, in north central Nepal, and was first climbed in 1950. It was the first 8000 meter peak to be successfully summited.

The majority of the general public think that Everest, being the tallest mountain on Earth, is the hardest to climb, but the climbing community would beg to differ, with peaks like Annapurna or K2, offering far more dangerous and technical climbs.