Canadian mountain climber Shriya Shah-Klorfine was among four climbers who died while trying to scale Mount Everest on May 19.

"German doctor Eberhard Schaaf, 62, 55-year-old Wang-yi Fa of China and 44-year-old South Korean mountaineer Song Won-bin also died on the mountain that day."

Mountaineering isn't for the faint of heart. It's an extremely dangerous sport especially when dealing with the eight-thousanders, a group of 14 independent mountains that are more than 8000 metres (26247 ft) high above sea level. Hundreds of people have lost their lives on these mountains due to falls, altitude sickness, or exhaustion.

Despite the risks and the death of Shah-Klorfine, scores of climbers continue to arrive at Mount Everest.

To view our gallery of the worlds highest mountains, click below.

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  • 10. Annapurna

    Location: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 26,545 ft

  • 9. Nanga Parbat

    Location: Pakistan <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 26,660 ft

  • 8. Manaslu

    Location: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 26,781 ft <br><br> <strong>Manaslu Herbert HELLMUTH climbing summit 2011 Nepal 8163m w Brice Ballinger helmut himex Bamberg</strong> <br><br> Herbert HELLMUTH climbing summit Manaslu 2011 Nepal 8163m with Russel Brice and Adrian Ballinger himex expedition himalayan experience Manaslu, 8.163m, is the 8th highest peak in the world and is located in the remote Gorkha region of Nepal. Manaslu is a great training peak for those clients wishing to train for Everest and is a fantastic expedition which gives you exposure to both extreme altitude and expedition life in the Himalaya

  • 7. Dhaulagiri

    Location:: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 26, 795 <br><br> <strong>Dhaulagiri - The White Mountain</strong> <br><br> Follow Extreme skier Fredrik Ericsson on his journey to Nepal to attempt the first ski descent of the 7th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri (8167m)

  • 6. Cho Oyu

    Location: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 26,906 ft <br><br> <strong>Alex Gavan's Cho Oyu (8201m, Himalayas) short summit movie</strong> <br><br> On October 2nd 2006, Romanian climber and photographer Alex Gavan summited Cho Oyu-8201m in the Himalayas, the sixth highest mountain in the world, using no supplementary oxigen and no sherpa support. Here is his short summit movie taken with a small HP digital camera.

  • 5. Makalu

    Location: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 27,766 ft <br><br> <strong>Picture editing & compilation by Frenz,music by Kamal</strong>

  • 4. Lhotse

    Location: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 27,940 ft <br><br> <strong>Climbing mountains: Lhotse Face Everest - Explore - BBC</strong> <br><br> This footage from "Race for Everest" reveals the problems the Lhotse Face posed for the 1953 expedition members. Watch more high quality videos from YouTube channel Explore with BBC Worldwide here: www.youtube.com

  • 3. Kangchenjunga

    Location: India <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 28,169 ft

  • 2. K2 (Mount Godwin Austen)

    Location: Pakistan <br><br> Range: Karakoram <br><br> Elevation: 28, 250 ft <br><br> <strong>Treacherous Mountain Climbing on K2 </strong> <br><br> Cameras capture a disastrous ascent of K2, the world's second-highest peak.

  • 1. Mt. Everest

    Location: Border between China and Nepal <br><br> Range:Himalayas <br><br> Height: 8,848 m (29,029 ft)

  • 1. Mt Everest

    Location: Nepal <br><br> Range: Himalayas <br><br> Elevation: 29,035 ft. <br><br> <strong>Mt Everest - Top of theWorld Part 1</strong> <br><br> What could be most adventourous then climbing Mt Everest. Check out Mt Everest Expedtion and trekking experience. Remaining part of the video 2 - 5 here : www.tourtravelnepal.com

10. Annapurna

9. Nanga Parbat

8. Manaslu

7. Dhaulagiri

6. Cho Oyu

5. Makalu

4. Lhotse

3. Kangchenjunga

2. K2 (Mount Godwin Austen)

1. Mt. Everest


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