Pumori (7,161 m)

Pumori is a mountain on the Nepal-Tibet border in the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya. Pumori lies just eight kilometres west of Mount Everest. Pumori, which means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language, was named by George Mallory. Climbers sometimes refer to Pumori as "Everest's Daughter". Pumori is a popular climbing peak and the easiest route is graded class 3, although with significant avalanche danger. Pumori was first climbed in 1962 by Gerhard Lenser on a German-Swiss expedition. Two Czechs (Leopold Sulovsky and Zdenek Michalec) climbed a new route on the south face in the spring of 1996 (Joe Simpson, 1997, Dark Shadows falling).An outlier of Pumori is Kala Patthar (5,643m/18,513), which appears as a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Pumori. Many trekkers going to see Mount Everest up close will attempt to climb to the top of Kala Patthar.

Image From Flickr: Jerome Bon , Steve Hicks , Robert Nunn , Philip Milne , Kiril Rusev , Clara & James Dunning , Mark Kelly

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7,161 m / 23,494 ft

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