Australian mountaineer Allie Pepper to climb Mount Annapurna I without using oxygen

Australian mountaineer Allie Pepper to climb Mount Annapurna I without using oxygen

In Kathmandu, an Australian female mountaineer and former guide Allie Pepper plans to climb Mount Annapurna I during this spring season. She aims to climb all 14 mountains above 8,000 meters worldwide without using oxygen by 2026.

During a press conference in Kathmandu, Allie Pepper mentioned her plans to climb the 10th highest peak in the world, Mount Annapurna I, which stands at 8,091 meters. 

She is currently in Kathmandu with her team, preparing to fulfill her dream. She provided information that she will attempt to climb Mount Annapurna I through Seven Summit Treks. She began her journey of climbing mountains without oxygen in 2007 from Mount Cho Oyu in Nepal.

Paper, under her objective, has successfully climbed two of the 14 highest mountains above 8,000 meters without using oxygen. She provided information about her successful ascents of Mount Broad Peak, the 12th highest peak in the world at 8,051 meters, on July 15, 2023, and Mount Manaslu, the 5th highest peak in the world at 8,163 meters, on September 28, 2023. She became the first Australian woman to climb Mount Broad Peak without oxygen.

Additionally, 48-year-old Paper mentioned that she aims to inspire women facing challenges to overcome them, encouraging them to achieve their goals. She said, “I believe in achieving my goals at the right time. Training for my entire life is not just physical but also mental, emotional, and spiritual. All of this has inspired me to do this.”

She has 23 years of experience in mountain climbing. In this spring season, she plans to climb three mountains, including Mount Annapurna I in Nepal.

Until now, only 14 people in the world have climbed all 14 mountains above 8,000 meters without oxygen. Among them, only two men have reached the main summit of all 14 mountains above 8,000 meters, and it took them 16 years.

The 14 mountains above 8,000 meters include Mount Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna I, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, and Shishapangma.

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