Annapurna 2

Elevation (feet): 26,040
Elevation (meters): 7,937
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Latitude: 28.534766
Longitude: 84.121799
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
Convenient Center: Pokhara

Thanks to Frank Verwijs for adding this peak.

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.

Thanks to Frank Verwijs for this description.