202 Machapuchare Close Up Before Sunrise From Annapurna Sanctuary Base Camp [2 of 23]
Here is a close up of Machapuchare (6993m) before sunrise from Annapurna Sanctuary Base Camp. The only attempt to climb Machapuchare was in 1957 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts. Climbers Wilfred Noyce and D. M. Cox climbed to within 50m of the summit via the north ridge, but did not complete the ascent; they had promised not to set foot on the actual summit. Since then, the mountain has been declared sacred, and it is now forbidden to climbers.