2. Annapurna, Nepal
Annapurna is an ancient Sanskrit word which translates to the ‘Goddess of the Harvests.’ 60 people have perished on the slopes of this 8,091 metre mountain which is the 10th highest in the world. Only 157 brave souls have ever made it to the top. The first was in 1950 followed by a successful ascent from the south face in 1970. More recently, Tomaz Humar from Slovenia became the first solo climber to make it to the top via the south face in 2007.