Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Climbing

Annapurna One

Follow a group of four friends and their attempts on Tilicho Peak and Annapurna in the Himalaya

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All-Access
Intro Offer
$3.99 / month*

  • A $500 value with 25+ benefits including:
  • Access to all member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Rock and Ice, Climbing, Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner and more
  • Annual subscription to Climbing magazine.
  • Annual gear guides for climbing, camping, skiing, cycling, and more
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Outside Learn, our new online education hub loaded with more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons including 6 Weeks to Stronger Fingers and Strength Training for Injury Prevention
  • Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Follow Louis Rousseau and his three friends, Adam Bielecki, Felix Berg and Rick Allen from Kathmandu through their three attempts on Tilicho Peak (7,134 meters/23,406 feet) and their eventual attempt on the northwest face of Annapurna, which holds the highest summit to fatality ratio of any 8,000 meter peak.

After being battered twice by foul weather at Tilicho’s Camp II, the team returns to base camp, and Rousseau is forced to return home, though they eventually summit Tilicho, and push on to Annapurna, which denies their attempts at a summit.

They reportedly ran out of food and were forced to only eat hummus for three weeks. Judging by this, they should’ve taken my ex-girlfriend along. She’d have been right at home.


Also Read

Should Climbing be Political?, Jerry Moffatt’s Cinderella Story, and a Modern Epic on Annapurna

Ueli Steck on Launching into the Void on Annapurna’s South Face

Also Watch

VIDEO: Annapurna III – Unclimbed

VIDEO: Dave MacLeod: The 24/8

VIDEO: Climbing Chaukhamba III (6974m), Garhwal, Himalaya

VIDEO: Base Camp Life – Ama Dablam, Himalaya with Adrian Ballinger