One more Nepali mountain has made it to the list of Eight-thousander list if a study by Chinese scientists is anything to go by. A study carried out by Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences puts Annapurna East (8,013m) in the elite group of mountains.
Two more mountains â€“ Mount Center (8,011m) along the borders between China and Kashmir and Mount West Shishapangma (8,008m) in Tibet â€“ have also made it to the eight-thousander list, according to the study. The new additions mean the number of mountains exceeding 8,000 meters has reached 17. According to Xinhua, Chinese scientists have completed mapping out all the 17 mountains with the height of more than 8,000 meters above the sea level. They are expected to publish their findings in a book “World Eight-thousander Snow Mountain Atlas” soon. The atlas, which includes seven 1:100000 maps, will be published both in Chinese and English. It will provide theoretical evidence to the glacier research and give detailed mapping materials to the mountaineers, said Mi Desheng, researcher at the institute.