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Many Climbers Claiming 8,000-Meter Summits Are Wrong

Many Climbers Claiming 8,000-Meter Summits Are Wrong

And whether by confusion or expediency, many have also missed the higher of the twin tops on Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters). There hasn’t been a lot of climbing activity since the piece came out, so people haven’t had to deal with it. You write also that most of these missed summits were honest mistakes, and that the earlier climbers didn’t have access to the technology that’s available today. If we set aside the professional climbers for a moment, the majority of the people that are claiming these false summits today, often unknowingly, are guided clients. And so I didn’t actually pay that much attention.