mountain in Nepal
Dhaulagiri is a group of mountains in Nepal. It is 120 km (70 mi) long and lies between Kaligandaki river and Bheri river. Dhaulagiri I which is the seventh highest mountain in the world whose height is 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) lies in this group.
|Elevation||8,167 m (26,795 ft)|
|Prominence||3,357 m (11,014 ft)|
|Isolation||318 km (198 mi)|
|Coordinates||28°41′54″N 83°29′15″E / 28.69833°N 83.48750°ECoordinates: 28°41′54″N 83°29′15″E / 28.69833°N 83.48750°E|
|Parent range||Dhaulagiri Himal|
|First ascent||May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, Nawang Dorje, Nyima Dorje|
(First winter ascent 21 January 1985 Jerzy Kukuczka and Andrzej Czok)
|Easiest route||Northeast ridge|
The name Dhaulagiri comes from sanskrit in which dhawala means white, beautiful and giri means mountain.
- ↑ "High Asia – All mountains and main peaks above 6750 m". 8000ers.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
- Dhaulagiri on Himalaya-Info.org (German)
- Dhaulagiri on Peakware Archived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Dhaulagiri on summitpost.org (Information about mountain climbing and first climb in detail)
- Himalayan Index