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A mountain, 8,463 m (27,765 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains of northeast Nepal. It was first scaled in 1955.
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(Placename) a massif in NE Nepal, on the border with Tibet in the Himalayas
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(ˈmʌk əˌlu)

a mountain in the Himalayas, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet. 27,790 ft. (8470 m).
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Noun1.Makalu - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)Makalu - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
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i' my prized It has me for 30 has all its Purja was the first man ever to summit Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Everest again in just 17 days as well as summiting Everest then Lhotse in 10hrs 15mins (previous record 20hrs).
His summit success includes Broad Peak (July 26), Mt K2 (July 24), Gasherbrum II (July 18), Gasherbrum I (July 15), Nanga Parbat (July 3), Mt Makalu (May 24), Mt Everest (May 22), Mt Lhotse (May 22), Mt Kanchenjunga (May 15), Mt Dhaulagiri (May 12) and Mt Annapurna (April 23).
He also made the first winter ascent of Makalu in 2009 with Simone Moro.
Captain HS Gill, the officer, suffered frostbite injuries during an expedition to world's fifth highest peak Mount Makalu in Nepal last month.
On April 30 the venerable Indian Army sent a tweet to its nearly six million followers claiming that its mountaineering expedition team had discovered "mysterious footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' at the Makalu Base Camp [in the Himalayas]." Three pictures of massive footprints, purportedly of the legendary ape-like "abominable snowman" said to inhabit the Himalayas, and a group photo that appeared to be of the expedition group, accompanied the post.
But on Thursday, while other climbers in the team headed higher, Mr Hynes began his descent accompanied by experienced Sherpa Dawa Sangee, who had himself made the summit of Everest South twice, Everest North and Makalu twice.
Meanwhile, Nepalese authorities are continuing their search for Dipankar Ghosh, an ace Indian mountaineer who reportedly went missing on Nepal's mount Makalu last week.
The construction of supporting tunnel of 504 metres has been completed in Phyaksida confluence, Makalu Rural Municipality, while the construction of the main tunnel is underway, notified the Arun III Project office.
"For the first time, an Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited mysterious footprints of the mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019" said the Indian Army's Additional Directorate General of Public Information, the official source of information of the Indian Army's activities.
"For the first time, an Indian Army mountaineering expedition team has sited (sic) mysterious footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu base camp on April 9.
"Predicting upslope expansion of sub-alpine forest in the Makalu Barun National Park, Eastern Nepal, with a hybrid cartographic model." Journal of Forestry Research: 1-9.