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Dhaulagiri

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.

Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri mountain.jpg
Highest point
Elevation8,167 m (26,795 ft) 
Ranked 7th
Prominence3,357 m (11,014 ft) 
Ranked 55th
Isolation318 kilometres (198 mi)
Parent peakK2[1]
ListingEight-thousander
Ultra
Coordinates28°41′54″N 83°29′15″E / 28.69833°N 83.48750°E / 28.69833; 83.48750Coordinates: 28°41′54″N 83°29′15″E / 28.69833°N 83.48750°E / 28.69833; 83.48750
Geography
LocationNepal
Parent rangeDhaulagiri Himal
Climbing
First ascentMay 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 routeNortheast ridge

The name Dhaulagiri comes from sanskrit in which dhawala means white, beautiful and giri means mountain.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "High Asia – All mountains and main peaks above 6750 m". 8000ers.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28.

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