South Korean woman first ever to climb world's 14 highest mountains

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London, Apr 27(ANI): A South Korean mountaineer has made history in the Himalayas by becoming the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest mountains

Oh Eun-Sun achieved the feat when she reached at the summit of the Annapurna, which stands at 8091 metres, making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of the 14 "eight-thousanders".

The 44-year-year-old planted a South Korean flag on the peak of the mountain to celebrate her achievement, The Telegraph reported.

Annapurna, at 26,545ft (8,091-metre) above sea level, was the last of the 14 Himalayan peaks above the 8,000-metre level she had wanted to conquer.

Eun-Sun narrowly defeated a Spanish rival, Edurne Pasaban, who was also seeking to become the first woman to scale all 14 peaks, and had only the Mount Shisha Pangma left on her list. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 22:37 [IST]
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