28 Apr 2010

Korean climber claims 14-peak record

5:34 pm on 28 April 2010

A South Korean climber has reached the top of Annapurna in Nepal and claimed a record for becoming the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest peaks.

Oh Eun-sun was shown live on television planting a South Korean flag on the summit of the 8091-metre mountain, the BBC reports.

But there is still a dispute over Ms Oh's 2009 ascent of another Himalayan peak, with some questioning whether she reached the top.

She is due to be asked about that climb on her return from Annapurna.

The Associated Press news agency says Ms Oh threw her arms up in celebration after crawling on all fours for the final stretch to the summit of Annapurna.