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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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Sir Chris, who said his mother Helen Storey was born in Wallasey and his grandfather Francis Storey was once mayor of Birkenhead, was invited to join a British-Indian-Nepalese mission to climb Annapurna II
This was the Japanese women's expedition to Annapurna II
, consisting of nine petite ladies and nine Sherpas to look after them.
After making a first ascent of Annapurna II
in 1960 with a multinational services expedition, Bonington left the army the following year, partly to join Joe Walmsley's attempt to conquer Nuptse, the third peak of Everest.