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Dhaulagiri 8'167 m
 
 
The Eight-Thousanders
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The Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain of the world. It is located in the west of Annapurna Himal, east of Kanjiroba Himal and south of Sandachhe Himal and Mustang Himal.

The Dhaulagiri I rises 7'000 m over the Kali Gandaki valley to the southeast in about 30 km of horizontal distance.  The Kali Gandaki valley is especially spectacular as Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both stand near the river, giving a unique example of two eight-thousanders facing each other over a deep valley.

First Ascent : 13.05.1960 by a Swiss Expedition (organized and led by Max Eiselin), climbers: Peter Diener (Swiss), Ernst Forrer (Swiss), Albin Schelbert (Swiss), Kurt Diemberger (Austrian), Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji (Nepali). 


Signed expedition card of the Swiss Dhaulagiri Expedition 1958 (not successful).

The frontside is showing a pen-drawing of Werner Stäuble. He was a member of the earlier Swiss Dhaulagiri Expedition in the year 1955, organized by Max Eiselin.  

The backside is signed by Detlef Hecker, Kaspar Winterhalder, Ruedi Eiselin (brother of Max Eiselin), Eugen Reiser, Fredy Hächler, Min Bahadur Sherchan (liaison officer) and Jery Hajdukiewiez (doctor). The autograph of Max Eiselin is missing.

 

 

Signed expedition card of the Austrian Dhaulagiri Expedition 1959, led by Fritz Moravec (not successful).

Frontside: picture taken between Base III and Base IV (Dhaulagiri), background Dhaula Himal.

Members of the expedition
Fritz Moravec, W. Wehrle (doctor), O. Kucera, S. Pauer, K. Prein, H. Ratay, H. Roiss, E. Vanis und als Sirdar Pasang Dawa Lama. 

 

 

Signed expedition card of the first successful ascent of Dhaulagiri, 13.5.1960 by a Swiss Expedition.

Frontside: picture taken by Toni Hagen (Swiss geologist). 

Dr. Toni Hagen was the first foreigner to trek throughout Nepal during geological and geographic survey work and mapping on behalf of the United Nations. He clocked over 14,000 km walking several times across Nepal, where the topography is mostly hilly to snow-covered. He filmed Nepalese cultural and ethnic diversity originally as produced as a silent documentary, and later with an English narration in his own voice. Dr. Hagen is also the author of several books including a book entitled Nepal. 

The backside is signed by following members: Max Eiselin Swiss (leader) Ernst Forrer Swiss, Albin Schelbert (Swiss), Norman G. Dyhrenfurth (USA / cameraman), Peter Diener (Swiss) Kurt Diemberger (Austria), Dr. Hajdukiewicz (Poland / doctor), Adam Skoczylas (Poland), Sherdan (liaison officer). 

Ten days later, expedition members Michel Vaucher and Hugo Weber, both Swiss, also reached Dhaulagiri’s summit.  

Signed expedition card of the Swiss Dhaulagiri Expedition 1958 (not successful).

The frontside is showing a pen-drawing of Werner Stäuble. He was a member of the earlier Swiss Dhaulagiri Expedition in the year 1955, organized by Max Eiselin.  

The backside is signed by Detlef Hecker, Kaspar Winterhalder, Ruedi Eiselin (brother of Max Eiselin), Eugen Reiser, Fredy Hächler, Min Bahadur Sherchan (liaison officer) and Jery Hajdukiewiez (doctor). The autograph of Max Eiselin is missing.

 

Signed expedition card of the Austrian Dhaulagiri Expedition 1959, led by Fritz Moravec (not successful).

Frontside: picture taken between Base III and Base IV (Dhaulagiri), background Dhaula Himal.

Members of the expedition
Fritz Moravec, W. Wehrle (doctor), O. Kucera, S. Pauer, K. Prein, H. Ratay, H. Roiss, E. Vanis und als Sirdar Pasang Dawa Lama. 

 

Signed expedition card of the first successful ascent of Dhaulagiri, 13.5.1960 by a Swiss Expedition.

Frontside: picture taken by Toni Hagen (Swiss geologist). 

Dr. Toni Hagen was the first foreigner to trek throughout Nepal during geological and geographic survey work and mapping on behalf of the United Nations. He clocked over 14,000 km walking several times across Nepal, where the topography is mostly hilly to snow-covered. He filmed Nepalese cultural and ethnic diversity originally as produced as a silent documentary, and later with an English narration in his own voice. Dr. Hagen is also the author of several books including a book entitled Nepal. 

The backside is signed by following members: Max Eiselin Swiss (leader) Ernst Forrer Swiss, Albin Schelbert (Swiss), Norman G. Dyhrenfurth (USA / cameraman), Peter Diener (Swiss) Kurt Diemberger (Austria), Dr. Hajdukiewicz (Poland / doctor), Adam Skoczylas (Poland), Sherdan (liaison officer). 

Ten days later, expedition members Michel Vaucher and Hugo Weber, both Swiss, also reached Dhaulagiri’s summit.  

Nepal 1968 Dhaulagiri stamp

Nepal 1968, Dhaulagiri, seen from the south-east.

 

Nepal 1980 Dhaulagiri stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 1980, Dhaulagiri, seen from south-east (Ghorepani).
The stamp was issued as sheet of 50 stamps with gutter and another sheet of 50 stamps with any gutter.

 

Nepal 2002 Dhaulagiri stamp Nevis

Nevis 2002, Dhaulagiri, seen from north-east (Muktinath).
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

Nepal 2004 Dhaulagiri stamp

Nepal 2004, Dhaulagiri, seen from south-east (Ghorepani).
The stamp was issued in the series "Nepal's Eight-Thousanders". 

 

Nepal 2010 Dhaulagiri stamp

Nepal 2010, Dhaulagiri, seen from north-east (Muktinath).
The stamp was issued in sheets of 25 stamps.

 

 

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