Dhaulagiri is the highest mountain located entirely in a single country, Nepal and is the 7th highest mountain in the world at 8,167m.
It was first climbed on 13th May 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.
The parent peak is K2.
The mountain’s name means dazzling, white, beautiful mountain.
In 1808, survey computations showed it to be the highest mountain yet surveyed. This belief existed for 30 years
Dhaulagiri I’s sudden rise from lower terrain is almost unequaled. It rises 7,000 m from the Kali Gandaki River.
The south and west faces rise precipitously over 4,000 m.
As of 2018 there had been around 540 successful ascents.
Unfortunately I suffered kidney problems at 7500m (c4) and had to leave the expedition.