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Annapurna (ən-nəpo͝or`nə), massif of the Himalayas, N central Nepal, forming a ridge 35 mi (56 km) long, including two of the highest peaks in the world, Annapurna I (26,502 ft/8,078 m) in the west and Annapurna II (26,041 ft/7,938 m) in the east. The summit of Annapurna I was first reached in 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog.
See study of Herzog's ascent by D. Roberts (2000).
a massif of the Himalayas, in Nepal. Highest peak: 8078 m (26 502 ft.)
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Mount Annapurna is
the 10th highest mountain in the world.
At 8091 metres in what was once a little-known part of Nepal, Annapurna is
accessed from the north by a valley that was unmapped and unknown even by the villagers of Pokhara, its nearest town.
Nevertheless, Annapurna is
a memorable tale, a quest for an ideal that cannot fail to arouse reflections among readers for whom the Himalayas are an apt metaphor for our own "impossible" quests.