The name Brandberg is Afrikaans, Dutch and German for Fire Mountain, which comes from its glowing color which is sometimes seen in the setting sun.
Probably most renowned these days for housing illegal immigrants attempting to reach Australian shores via boat. “Boat People” as they have been embarrassingly termed in Australian lingo.
What more has to be said about the “Mother Goddess”, the biggest and most well-known mountain on this list.
“The Vaalserberg is also the location of the tripoint between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands and its summit is therefore referred to as Drielandenpunt (“Three-Country Point”) in Dutch, orDreiländereck (“Three-Country Corner”) in German, or Trois Frontières (“Three Borders”) in French.”
A serious mountaineering challenge, this peaks takes lives every year of those daring to tackle its glaciated slopes.
The route up this peak is dotted with and-mines, not surprisingly putting many tourists off making the trek.
This list has thrown out some seriously strange shaped mountains.. This may be the weirdest of all!
An active volcano on the border between North Korea and China. You may have first heard of it, as I did, when Kim Jong-Un supposedly reached the summit and paraded around for a while.
At the summit a small cabin has been built. In the summer soft drinks, chocolate bars, postcards and other items are sold here. Earlier the Norwegian Postal Authority had a small post office here—being the highest in Northern Europe.
Long considered the highest peak in the world, ‘Savage Mountain’ maintains its status as the most difficult mountain in the world to climb. For every 4 people who summit, 1 dies.
Kind of embarrassing after K2..
It is possible to see the entire width of Panama from the top of this active stratovolcano on a clear day.
The highest ‘tropical’ mountain on Earth.
This stratovolcano (another one..) is located on the island of Pico, in the mid-Atlantic archipelago of the Azores.
Not really much point in this ne, can’t distinguish where the peak actually is..
Mount Liamuiga was formerly named Mount Misery
It is of volcanic origin and is covered by lush tropical rainforest
“The Sulferer” has erupted 5 times in the last 300 years. An eruption in 1902 left 1,680 people dead.
“Straddled on the ridge of Mount Titano is the city of San Marino of the Republic of San Marino, the history of which dates from the early 4th century. According to the legend related to the Mount and its precincts a small monastery existed on top of the Mount during the 8th century. The mountainous landscape provides excellent views of its surroundings, and its isolated location ensured the needed seclusion for San Marino to survive as a Republic over the past several centuries”
Yes that’s real. “The entire island of São Tomé is a massive shield volcano which rises from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, over 3,000 m (10,000 ft) below sea level.”
Authorities claim this is the highest peak in Saudi Arbaia, however there is no actual data to confirm that.. This one is completely up in the air. Pretty crazy that a country with so much wealth places so little importance on its geography…
Good luck finding a pic of this one..
Straddles the border between Serbia and Bulgaria.
The lower slopes are covered in rain-forest, home to numerous exotic animal species.
Located centrally, in close proximity to Singapores business district. The surrounds are considered the most expensive part of the city.
“Has played a symbolic role in the eyes of the rulers and populations of several Central European nations, to the point that between the 19th and mid-20th century, it had four different names with six name reversals. It managed to be the highest mountain of the Kingdom of Hungary, and of the countries of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia within the span of only about two decades of the 20th century.”
A landmark and symbol of Slovenia, it appears centrally on the coat of arms. First ascent believed to be in 1778.
Despite its size and significance to the local population, I can’t find a decent picture of this volcano..
Situated on the border of South Africa and Lesotho.
The mountain is worshipped by a certain population in South Korea due to the belief that gods and spirits live upon it.
Actually located in the Canary Islands, a little cheeky of Spain to be claiming this one.. “At 7,500 m (24,600 ft) from its base on the ocean floor, it is the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island in the world after Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and others in Hawaii.“
Serves as a base for the countries telecommunications system.
“On 15 March 2012 a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules military aircraft crashed into the western snowy mountain side a short distance below the ridge that runs between the mountain’s two highest peaks. Five Norwegian officers were killed.”
The second highest peak of the European Alps. Captured the imagination of Leonardo de Vinci who explored the surrounds of the peak and made observations and even a few paintings.
“On the top, in the United Nations buffer zone between Syria and Israeli-occupied territory, is the highest permanently manned UN position in the world, known as “Hermon Hotel”
“Jade Mountain” is home to the most biologically diverse region of Tawain, hosting numerous rare species of birds, mammals and reptiles
The highest peak on the former Soviet Union, looks intimidation as S#%!
Check out everything you need to know about one of the worlds most renowned peaks and staple on bucket lists the world over: http://7summitsproject.com/climbing-kilimanjaro/
Yeh this place is legit, one of Thailands most popular tourist destinations.
“While East Timor was a Portuguese colony it was called the highest mountain of Portugal in 20th century, since the highest mountain of Portugal proper is of a more modest height.” Kind of like what Spain is still doing..
The landing point of Noah’s Ark.
Also the highest point of Congo, featured earlier..
“Nowadays because of its prominence too many unskilled extreme-lovers are taking attempts to climb it in winter, resulting in regular frostbite or even deaths.”
The summit is a collapsed dome of an ancient volcano. Definitely one of the most popular climbs on this list, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year
Everything you need to know about “The Great One” right here: http://7summitsproject.com/climbing-denali/
“Very few tourists climb Tabwemasana each year, with the number reaching the summit generally less than six persons per year. This is primarily due to the isolated location of the mountain and the physical difficulty of ascending the peak.”
Dubbed “The roof of Indochina”
One of the most prominent peaks on the continent due to its flat surrounds.
Likely to be Zambia’s highest point but still not entirely certain..