Located in the Northeast corner of the country, it is the Westernmost 7,000m peak in the world. First scaled in 1960 by Toshiaki Sakai and Goro Iwatsubo, members of a Japanese expedition.
The mountains caves contain painting dating 8,000-2,000 B.C showing scenes of hunting animals that today are found exclusively in the southern Sahara region (A looong way south)
The mountain and its surrounding range have acted as a protective barrier for Andorra over the years, particularly from the French, who are located on the other side.
Not much to say really..
Yes, it is named after Barrack Obama. Originally called ‘Boggy Peak’, it was renamed on August 4th, 2009 (the Presidents birthday). Pretty cute right?
As the highest mountain on the continent of South America, it is a member of the 7 Summits which I tend to harp on about round here. It is also the highest mountain outside of Asia and the highest point in both the southern and western hemispheres. Quite a list of achievements..
Quite a historical site this stratovolcano has turned out to be. Last producing lava flows approximately 5,000+ years ago, it contains a number of rock carvings from the mesolithic age (5,000-10,000 B.C)
Another member of the 7 Summits (although often disputed). I thought this was a pathetic excuse for a highest peak until I saw some of the others on this list. In reality it still is though, coming in at 118/193.
Lying in the Eastern Alps (the highest in the region), it was first climbed in 1802. Often considered on the ‘to-do’ list of both experienced mountaineers and amateur adventurists alike. One sexy looking mountain if you ask me.
Lies about 7kms from the southernmost point of Russia.
A hermitage sits atop the summit, built by an Englishman who renamed it from it’s original (and much more suitable) title of ‘como hill’. The 4th lowest ‘high-point’ on this list.
The ‘mountain of smoke’.
It’s not officially the highest peak in Bangladesh, but it is the highest peak in the country.. you figure that one out.
Yeh I don’t really know what’s going on in this photo, it’s the best I could get believe it or not..
Full credit if you can pronounce this name..
Has a 6 metre tower sitting on top, allowing visitors the chance to reach the grandiose height of 700m.
Only named in 1989 after a Sir Arthur Doyle book “The Lost World”. The government of Belize then officially adopted the name.
I cannot find any info or even a legitimate photo of this anywhere..
Perhaps the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.. Bhutan only opened to mountaineering expeditions in 1983 and since then, there have been 4 failed attempts on this impressive peak.
An extinct stratovolcano thought to have last erupted over 10,000 years ago. Trees grow upto 5,200m on the mountains flanks, some of the highest found anywhere in the world.
The mountain is surrounded by the Perućica forest, one of 2 remaining protected primeval forests in Europe.
Again, not a lot in the way of information or photos..
This awesome looking beast was only discovered mid-20th century due to its location, in the thick of the Amazon jungle. It also happens to be shrouded in cloud most of the time, obscuring it from view.
Located on the island of Borneo.
Arabic word meaning “near God” or “place for prayer”, Musala is the highest peak between the Alps and the Caucasus region.
Another quality pic.. some stones on top of the hill that is Tena Kourou.
Another peak I can’t find a photo of anywhere..
An active stratovolcano which last ‘erupted’ in 1995, covering the island in ash and destroying a number of homes.
Another active volcano, last erupting in 2012. It is part of the Cameroon volcanic line which also includes Lake Nyos, dubbed “The Deadliest Lake in the World“.
The second highest peak in North America, first climbed by the Canadian Alpine Club in 1925.
I’m going to have to do some climbing in Africa, just to get some pics of these things..
That’s what I’m talking about! Good job Chad, setting the example for the rest of Africa.. This is one sick looking volcano though, it spreads 80km long and 60km wide.
Holds the title as the highest active volcano in the world. It’s also the 2nd highest peak outside of Asia (after Aconcagua). Usually only holds snow at the very top during winters due to its proximity to the Atacama Desert.
Technically, Tibet is classified as a part of China. That means the highest peak in China is Mt Everest, bordering both Tibet and Nepal. If we are excluding Tibet then the highest peak in China would be Mount Gong Ga (7,556 m/24,790 ft.) (Thank you to Goyta in the comments section)
Part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range which happens to the tallest coastal range in the world. Pico Cristobal Colon lies only 50km from the coast. It is the 5th most prominent mountain in the world.
Yeh this is just sick. Incredibly active volcano that has erupted 20 times since the 19th century. You might want to climb this one quickly..
Pretty crazy how vast the mountain sizes differ between the Congos. 1 more win for Democracy..
The third highest peak in Africa was named after explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Featured in Greek legends as ‘Mountains of silver’ existing near the basin of the Nile River.
Famous for it’s extreme biodiversity on it’s slopes. From the summit, it is possible on clear days to see all across the country from coast to coast, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.
The mountain is named after the French geographer Jacques Richard-Molard, who died in an accident at the mountain site in 1951
Straddling the border of Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
A bit of history surrounding this region. It lies in heart of the Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra, stronghold of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s rebel army that successfully ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959.
“Writing in the late first century BC of first century AD, the geographer Strabo reported that on one of its promontories was a temple to Aphrodite of the Heights (Greek:ἀκραία), which women were forbidden to enter.”
First Ascended in 1456 by a Venetian merchant selling precious stones, not sure who he thought he’d be able to sell them to up there…
Located on the tri-point border of Djibouti, Eritrea & Ethiopia.
Another volcanic peak that last erupted some 30,000 years ago.
The exact height is not yet truly verified, with several different sources reporting different heights. Home to a climate not typical of tropical Carribean islands, with nights often dipping well below 0.
Due to it’s position on the equitorial bulge, the peak of Chimborazo is the furthest from the Earths centre out of any in the world.
“One of the most popular tourist draws in El Salvador, with great biodiversity in a wide altitudinal range containing many endangered species of flora and fauna. The cloud forest has some of the rarest plants and animals in the country”
Translated as “The Big Egg Mountain”. I’m not sure where the term ‘big’ comes into play..
The Eastern rim forms part of a massive volcano.
Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3..