May 2, 2011

May 2: First Ascent of Shishapangma, 1964

The mountain Shishapangma was first climbed on May 2nd, 1964. It's the lowest of the 14 "eight-thousanders", but the last to be climbed, due to its location. Read article here.

Beautiful picture, isn't it? Photo is by Swinelin and posted at Wikimedia Commons.  In Sanskrit, the name of the mountain is Gosainthan, or Abode of God. 

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