geographical name \ˌa-nə-ˈpr-nə, -ˈpər-\

Definition of ANNAPURNA

massif N Nepal in the Himalayas; highest peak 26,504 feet (8078 m)


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mountain range, Nepal. It forms a ridge 30 mi (48 km) long and contains four main summits. Annapurna I (26,545 ft, or 8,091 m) was first scaled in 1950 by a French expedition; it was the first peak of more than 26,000 ft (8,000 m) to be ascended to the summit. In 1970 an all-woman Japanese team climbed Annapurna III (24,786 ft, or 7,555 m).


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