This is the second highest mountain in the Annapurna Himal, after Annapurna (8091m). Annapurna 2 was Chris Boninington's first major climb. The impressive mountain rises 7000m seen from Pokhara. The normal route is via the West Ridge of the mountain. Problem is that than also Annapurna 4 has to be tackled. This is a major undertaking as it involves considerable descent,(ascent on the return!). Given the obstacle of a 3 kilometer ridge at an altitude over 7000 metres, combined with the fact that this mountain lies just below the magic 8000 metres line, may explain why it has been ascended by few expeditions.
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1960|
|First successful climber(s):||Ang Nyima, Chris Bonington, RH Grant|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu|
Thanks to Frank Verwijs for adding this peak.
There is one trip report for Annapurna 2.
- Log #22018 - by Lincoln Hall on July 24, 2010The first ascent of the south side of Annapurna 2 was achieved by a small Australian team in 1983 The summiteers were Lincoln Hall, Tim Macartney-Snape, Andy Henderson and Greg Mortimer. Four earlier...