Annapurna

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  • noun

Synonyms for Annapurna

wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: Hindu goddess of plenty

a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)

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Unlike Everest or other less technically-demanding high mountains, Annapurna is also seen by professional climbers as a "pure" mountain unsullied by alpine tourism.
At 8091 metres in what was once a little-known part of Nepal, Annapurna is accessed from the north by a valley that was unmapped and unknown even by the villagers of Pokhara, its nearest town.
Annapurna is a site of important turning points in the gendered nature of this transition in these expedition narratives: Herzog's Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000-metre Peak (1952), Arlene Blum's account of the first all-women's expedition to summit an 8000-metre mountain, Annapurna: A Woman's Place (1980), Sir Chris Bonnington's account of the first big-wall alpine climb in 1970 called Annapurna South Face (1971; 2001), and Reinhold Messner's history of Annapurna climbs (2000).
As the origin for so many heroic narratives about mountaineering and the inspiration for many people who went on to become mountaineers themselves, Maurice Herzog's text Annapurna is also the first text where unvoiced concerns about masculinity, nationalism, and heroism appear in extended discussions about proper style and leadership, and where "unmanliness" becomes part of mountain masculinity.
At 8,091m Annapurna is one of the world's highest mountains, and the surrounding range is equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any viewpoint.