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Framed pictures of the world's highest mountains

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Lonely Planet's photographers have been all around the world, and it's never more evident than here, with their selection of the world's highest peaks.

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Framed pictures of the world's highest mountains

  1. 1. Framed Pictures of the World's <br />Highest Mountains<br />
  2. 2. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Framed Pictures of the World's Highest Mountains<br />Lonely Planet's photographers have been all around the world, and it's never more evident than here, with their selection of the world's highest peaks.<br />
  3. 3. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Framed Pictures of the World's Highest Mountains<br />The world’s fourteen highest peaks are an exclusive club of peaks in whose summits tower more than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) above sea level. These mountains, in addition to their highest main summit, also have 22 subsidiary summits, many of which have not been climbed. The Eight Thousanders all lie in the lofty Himalayan and Karakoram ranges in Central Asia.<br />
  4. 4. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Annapurna and Everest<br />The first 8,000-meter peak climbed was Annapurna, the tenth highest peak, by French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, who arrived at the summit on June 3, 1950. Herzog went on to write Annapurna, a best seller but controversial account of the ascent. <br />
  5. 5. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Annapurna and Everest<br />Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to stand atop Mount Everest, the roof of the world, on May 29, 1953.<br />
  6. 6. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Annapurna and Everest<br />The Greatest Climbing Challenge<br />Ascending all 14 of the 8,000-meter peaks is a formidable challenge, certainly one of the most complex human ventures possible. It would be less difficult and, of course, much more secure to win a Super Bowl or Stanley Cup or even a Golf Grand Slam. As of 2007, only fifteen climbers have successful climbed and descended all the 8,000-meter peaks. Reinhold Messner, the great Italian mountaineer, was the first person to climb all fourteen mountains. He concluded the task in 1986 at age 42, taking sixteen years. The next year Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka was the second, taking only 8 years. The first American to climb them all is Ed Viesturs, who accomplished his pursuit in 2005.<br />
  7. 7. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Framed Pictures of the World's Highest Mountains<br />Visit our site,<br /> http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com to see more images below of the 8,000 metre peaks (about 12 in total), and perhaps capture a favourite in one of our framed wall art formats, such as canvas art prints, art blocks or traditional framed prints.<br />
  8. 8. http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com<br />Framed Pictures of the World's Highest Mountains<br />Our website, http://www.lonelyplanet.imagesandprints.com is a high end printing and framing collaboration between Lonely Planet Images and http://www.imagesandprints.com. we offer high quality Lonely Planet images in the formof framed prints, canvas art prints, framed pictures and canvas wall arts. These are all Ideal as gifts or will serve as travel memories for your home and office.<br />

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