Allie Pepper eyes 14 peaks without supplemental O2

Kathmandu. Australian female mountaineer and former guide Allie Pepper is set to land in Nepal this upcoming climbing season, pursuing her dream to complete all 14 eight thousand peaks without using supplementary oxygen.

Pepper has locked her eyes to scale the mighty Mount Annapurna without supplemental oxygen followed by other eight-thousanders this spring climbing season that is set to begin in the upcoming months and has chosen Seven Summits Treks to guide her through her ambition.

A Sydney-based mountaineer Allie is aiming to climb all the 14 mountains above eight thousand meters in the world without supplemental oxygen in two years. Pepper is not new to climbing as she has her fair share of experience in the mountains after becoming the first Australian woman to summit Broad Peak (8,051m) in July 15, 2023 the 12th highest mountain in the world, without supplemental oxygen and Mt Manaslu (8,163m) the 5th highest mountain in the world, without the use of supplemental oxygen on September 28, 2023.

She started climbing 8000m mountains in 2007 when she summited Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet, also without bottled oxygen. With this, 48-year-old Pepper aims to encourage women facing challenges to conquer their own mental mountains. She will arrive in Kathmandu on the 4th of March for the Mt Annapurna expedition with her team. “Because of my style of climbing I am confident of achieving my goal in record time. I've been training my whole life for this, not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, spiritually.

Everything has led me to do this,” Allie said. “As a former guide I shared my knowledge and changed a lot of people's lives. And of course, that's super rewarding. But how do I inspire even more people? That's why I literally quit my life as a guide to take on this project.” she added Only 6 people have climbed all 14 peaks without supplemental oxygen. Only 2 reached all 14 true summits and it took them around 16 years to complete.