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Iranian mountaineer ascends Mount Makalu

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

Iranian mountaineer Azim Gheichisaz on Wednesday managed to ascend the 8,463 meter Mount Makalu. With his latest feat, the number of summits with the height of over 8,000 meters scaled by the Iranian mountaineer reached 11.

He has been the first Iranian to successfully climb the Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Cho Oyu and Mount Shisha Pangma.

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain peaks in the world with the height of 8,481 metres (27,825 ft), located 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km (2 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is Chomo Lonzo (7,804 m).

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