The world’s highest peaks on all continents.
The highest peaks are at the peak of the highest mountains on seven continents. Among mountaineers they are known as “The Seven Summits”, first conquered by Richard Bass on April 30, 1985.
Here are some interesting facts about the highest points in all parts of the world.
- The highest mountain peaks.
- 1. The highest peak in the world and Asia – Mount Everest
- 2. South America’s highest peak – Mount Aconcagua
- 3. The highest mountain in North America – Mount McKinley
- 4. Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro
- 5. Europe’s (and Russia’s) highest peak – Mount Elbrus
- 6. The highest peak of Antarctica – Mount Vinson
- 7. The highest peak of Australia and Oceania – Mount Punchak-Jaya
The highest mountain peaks
Google Maps’ Street View program offered everyone a view of the world’s highest peaks the other day, offering interactive galleries of the highest mountains on Earth.
The maps include panoramic views of four of the seven peaks: Everest in the Asian Himalayas, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe and Aconcagua in South America.
You can make a viral ascent of these peaks without the danger of altitude and natural difficulties faced by mountaineers, here.
1. The highest peak in the world and Asia, Mount Everest (Jomolungma)
The height of Mount Everest
The geographic coordinates of Mount Everest are:
27.9880 degrees north latitude and 86.9252 degrees east longitude (27° 59′ 17″ N, 86° 55′ 31″ E)
Where is Mount Everest located?
Mount Everest or Jomolungma is the highest mountain on Earth , which is located in the Mahalangur-Himal region of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs along its summit. The Everest Mountains include the neighboring peaks Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m) and Changze (7543 m).
The highest mountain in the world attracts many experienced climbers and amateurs from around the world. Although technically climbing the standard route is not a big problem, the greatest dangers on Everest are considered to be lack of oxygen, disease, weather and wind.
Other Facts :
– Mount Everest, also called Jomolungma, translates from Tibetan as “Divine Mother of Snows” and from Nepali as “Mother of the Universe.” The mountain is considered sacred to the locals. Everest was named after the Briton George Everest, who was the first to measure the height of the highest mountain peak in the world.
– Mount Everest rises 3-6 mm each year and shifts 7 cm to the northeast .
– The first ascent of Everest was made by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay as part of the British expedition on May 29, 1953.
– The largest expedition to climb Everest consisted of 410 people who were part of the 1975 Chinese team.
– The safest year on Everest was 1993, when 129 people reached the summit and 8 died. The most tragic year was 1996, when 98 people reached the summit, and 15 people died (8 of them died on May 11).
– The Nepalese Sherpa Appa is the man who has climbed Everest most often. He set the record by climbing 21 times from 1990 to 2011.
Top 25: The highest mountains in the world you’ll want to see
Can you imagine yourself standing on these twenty-five highest peaks in the world? Think about it. Let’s estimate their height above sea level, starting with Mount Everest. In this case, the highest peak is in the Himalayas.
Unfortunately, this method has a difficulty. It lies in determining what to consider to be the base of the mountain. That is why one usually measures the “relative height” (how much the mountain rises above the surrounding landscape).
Thus, although the summit of Kilimanjaro is not as high above sea level as any peak in the Himalayas, the difference between its base and peak is much greater. With this in mind, here are the 25 highest mountains in the world.
25. Bolivar Peak (Pico Bolívar)
Pico Bolívar is the highest mountain in Venezuela with a height of 4,978 meters. The peak is located in the state of Mérida, and its summit is permanently covered with grainy ice and has three small glaciers.
24. Tahumulco Volcano (Tahumulco Volcano)
Tajumulco Volcano is a large stratovolcano located in the San Marcos department of western Guatemala. It is the highest mountain in Central America, reaching a height of 4,220 meters. There is some historical evidence that Tajumulco has erupted in the past, but none of it refers to the present.
23. Mountain Ras Dashen (Ras Dashen)
Ras Dashen is the highest mountain in Ethiopia and the tenth highest mountain in Africa. As part of Semien Mountains National Park, it reaches a height of 4,550 meters.
K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest and is located on the border of Pakistan and China. It is also called the “Wild Mountain” because of the mortality rate of those who choose to climb it. For every four people who reach the summit, there is one death. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest mortality rate among those who reach its summit, K2 is never climbed in winter.
21. Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier is a massive stratovolcano located 87 km southeast of Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 4,392 m.
20. Kinabalu Mountain (Kinabalu)
Mount Kinabalu is located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site.
19. Namcha Barwa
Namjagbarwa is a mountain in the Tibetan Himalayas. According to the traditional definition of the Himalayas as a mountain range stretching from the Indus River to the Brahmaputra, this mountain is the eastern anchor of the entire mountain range, and the highest peak in its section, as well as the easternmost peak on Earth with a height of over 7,600 meters.
18. Bogda Peak
Bogda Peak or Bogda Feng is the highest mountain of the Bogda Shan Range, located in the eastern Tien Shan Mountains, China, with a height of 5,445 m.
Chimborazo is currently an inactive stratovolcano located in the Western Cordilleras of the Andes. Its last eruption is believed to have occurred around 550 AD. Its height is 6,268 meters, and Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador.
16. Jengish Chokusu
Jengish Chokusu is the highest mountain in the Tien Shan mountain system at 7,439 meters. It is located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China to the southeast of Lake Issyk-Kul.
15. Mauna Kea.
Mauna Kea is a volcano on the island of Hawaii. Reaching 4,207 m above sea level, its summit is the highest point in the state of Hawaii.
14. Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat (literally Naked Mountain) is the ninth highest mountain in the world and the western anchor of the Himalayas. Located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, it features a high peak that towers over the surrounding landscape, and there are several tragic stories associated with climbing it.
13. Kluchevskaya Sopka
Kliuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano that is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia and the highest active volcano in Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone rises about 100 kilometers from the Bering Sea.
12. Mount Demavend
Mount Damavand is a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, with a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. It is located in the middle ridge of Mount Elbrus near the highest volcano in all of Asia.
11. Mount Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc (in French) or Monte Bianco (in Italian), the “White Mountain” is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe and the European Union and rises 4,810.45 meters above sea level.
10. Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the Western Caucasus mountain chain, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, near the Georgian border. Its peak is the highest in the Caucasus.
9. Punchak Jaya (Punchak Jaya)
Punchak Jaya, or Carstensz Pyramid (Carstensz) 4,884 m high, is the highest peak of Mount Carstensen in the Sudirman Range in the western central highlands of Papua Province, Indonesia.
8. Vinson Massif
Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica, located in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which rise above the Ronne Ice Shelf at the base of the Antarctic Peninsula.
7. Pico de Orizaba
The Pico de Orizaba Stratovolcano is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. It rises 5,636 meters above sea level in the eastern part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla.
6. Mount Logan
Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest peak in North America after Mount McKinley.
5. Pico Cristóbal Colón
Named after Christopher Columbus, Pico Cristóbal Colón is the highest mountain in Colombia, with an estimated height of 5,700 meters.
4. Mount Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. It is the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters above sea level.
3. Mount McKinley
Mount McKinley, or Denali in Alaska, is the highest mountain peak in the United States and North America, with a summit elevation of 6,194 meters above sea level.
2. Mount Aconcagua
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in America at 6,960.8 meters. It is located in the Andes mountain range in Mendoza province, Argentina and is 112 km northwest of the capital, Mendoza.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, peaking at 8,848 meters above sea level. It is also the highest mountain in the world from base to summit. Everest’s Tibetan name, Jomolungma, translates to “Third Goddess,” and is located in the Mahalangur range of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs right along the top of the mountain.