Annapurna Setting & Symbolism

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Annapurna

A Himalayan mountain in Nepal of 26,493 feet in height. One of the highest mountains in the world, it is the first mountain higher than 8,000 meters to be climbed.

Dhaulagiri

A HImalayan mountain of 26,795 feet in height, somewhat higher than Annapurna. Herzog and his team consider making an attempt to scale to the summit of Dhaulagiri, but consider it too dangerous.

Tukucha

A village situated near the foot of Dhaulagiri where the expedition sets up its main base of operations.

Base Camp

The site at the foot of the north Annapurna glacier where the expedition establishes a large camp to support and supply the higher camps.

Camp V

The highest camp established short of the summit. Lachenal and Herzog leave from and return to Camp V on the day they reach the summit.

Tilicho Pass

The semi-mythical pass that the expedition believes may provide an easy route to...

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