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The North Face of Everest, with the immense central pillar in the middle of the photo. The routes on the North Face of Everest, the highest mountain in the world. 1. North Ridge to Northeast Ridge, 1960 First ascent: Qu Yinhua, Wang Fuzhou, Gong Bu. 2. Messner North Face Route, 1980 F.A. Reinhold Messner. 3. Great Couloir Direct (or Norton Couloir Direct), 1984 F.A. Tim Macartney-Snape, Greg Mortimer. 4. Hornbein Couloir Direct (or Japanese Route), 1980 F.A. Tsuneo Shigehiro, Takshi Ozaki. 5. West Ridge / Hornbein Couloir, 1963 F.A. Willi Unsoeld, Thomas Hornbein. 6. West Ridge Direct, 1979 F.A. J. Zaplotnik, A. Stremfelj, S. Belak
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Everest, the routes up the North Face

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The routes on the North Face of Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

1. North Ridge to Northeast Ridge, 1960
F.A. Qu Yinhua, Wang Fuzhou, Gong Bu

2. Messner North Face Route, 1980
F.A. Reinhold Messner

3. Great Couloir Direct (or Norton Couloir Direct), 1984
F.A. Tim Macartney-Snape, Greg Mortimer

4.Hornbein Couloir Direct (or Japanese Route), 1980
F.A. Tsuneo Shigehiro , Takshi Ozaki

5. West Ridge/Hornbein Couloir, 1963
F.A. Willi Unsoeld, Thomas Hornbein

6. West Ridge Direct, 1979
F.A. J. Zaplotnik, A. Stremfelj, S. Belak

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