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The Highest Peak in Each Country (F-M)

After an overwhelming response to Part 1 (A-E) of the highest peak in each country, here is the 2nd edition. If this doesn’t pique your sense of adventure I don’t know what will…

Fiji: Mount Tomanivi (1324 meters, 4344 feet)

An extinct volcano which is also an island in its own right. That is just cool as hell..

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Finland: Haltitunturi (1324 meters, 4344 feet)

Finland can’t even claim this one, the summit of Mt ‘Halti’ lies in Norway. Honestly I have no idea if this is even a picture of the right mountain..

Mt_ halti

 

France: Mont Blanc (4810 meters, 15,781 feet)

Ascended by roughly 20,000 climbers each year, making it one of the most popular on this list. Often (incorrectly) thought to be the highest mountain in Europe. If it wasn’t for the Caucasus, it would be. 1 for the Russians..
le Lac Blanc - Massif du Mont Blanc (74)

Gabon: Mont Bengoue (1070 meters, 3510 feet)

Here’s a birds eye, satelite view of Mont Bengoue. Who wants to go take a proper photo?

Mont-Bengoue

Gambia: Red Rock (53 meters, 174 feet)

Yeh good luck getting a photo of this one..

Georgia: Shkhara (5193 meters, 17,037 feet)

Part of the greater Caucasus region, south East of Mount Elbrus. COnsidered one of the most difficult climbs in Europe.

 mount_shkhara

Germany: Zugspitze (2962 meters, 9718 feet)

A whopping 500,000 people get to the summit of Zugpitze each year, due to a cable car system taking you right to the top. Kind of takes the excitement out of climbing it if you know you’re going to be greeted by a football stadiums worth of people at the top..

zugspitze

Ghana: Mt Afadjoto (885 meters, 2904 feet)

“The name of the mountain was derived from the Ewe word Avadzeto, meaning “at war with the bush.” The name derives from the presence on the mountainside of a plant causing severe skin irritation.” Solid.

afadjato

Greece: Olympus (2917 meters, 9570 feet)

Consists of some 52 peaks over its whole massif, the highest being Mytikas. Home of the 12 Olympian Gods of the ancient Greek world.

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Grenada: Mt Saint Catherine (840 meters, 2756 feet)

A horseshoe shaped strato-volcano.

 

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Guatemala: Volcan Tajumulco (4220 meters, 13,845 feet)

There have been several reports of this volcano erupting but none have been confirmed.. Wonder what the local populus has been upto..

volca_tajumulco

 

Guinea: Mont Richard-Molard (1752 meters, 5748 feet)

Shares this highest peak with the Ivory Coast.

Mount_Richard_molard

Guinea-Bissau: Guinea-Bissau High Point (262 meters, 860 feet)

No chance of finding an image of this so here is where Guinea-Bissau is located on a map..

location-map-guinea-bissau

Guyana: Mount Roraima (2772 meters, 9094 feet)

Wow! This is one of the more unique entries on the list.. The plateau-like summit area is bounded on all sides by 400m cliffs. Part of a range considered to be amongst the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago in the Precambrian.

 roraima

Haiti: Pic la Selle (2674 meters, 8773 feet)

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Honduras: Cerro Las Minas (2849 meters, 9347 feet)

This is the best pic I could find.. I swear.cerro_las_minas

Hungary: Kekes (1014 meters, 3327 feet)

‘Kekes’ translate to ‘blueish’. So Hungary’s third largest tourist attraction is simply called ‘blueish’. On ya Hungary.

mt_kekes

Iceland: Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 meters, 6923 feet)

Crevasse ridden peak which is typically reserved for experienced mountaineers.

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India: Kanchenjunga (8586 meters, 28,169 feet)

This absolute beast of a mountain happens to be the worlds 3rd highest and until 1852, was presumed to be the biggest of all. Climbers usually stop a metre or 2 short of the summit to preserve the sanctity of the mountain. It is heavily worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and the Sikkim region.

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Indonesia: Carstenz Pyramid (4884 meters, 16,024 feet)

Often considered one of the 7 Summits (Morrow List), this is the highest island peak in the world. Wasn’t climbed until 1962 and hasn’t been climbed a great deal since (relatively) due it’s isolation in dense tropical rain-forest.

carstensz_pyramid

Iran: Damavand (5610 meters, 18,406 feet)

The highest peak in the middle East, it has great significance in Persian mythology, being a simple of strength and resistance to foreign rule in what is the modern day Iran.

 damavand

Iraq: Cheekha Dar (3611 meters, 11,847 feet)

It is ‘thought’ to be the highest peak in Iraq. The fact that it is next to the border of Iran probably prevents  a lot of exploring and measuring in the surrounding regions..

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Ireland: Carrauntoohil (1039 meters, 3409 feet)

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

 

Israel: Har Meron (1208 meters, 3963 feet)

A national heritage site due to its significance in Jewish culture.

Har_Meron

 

Italy: Mount Blanc (4810 meters, 15,781 feet)

The same as France.. read above description. (I’ve put a different pic in though, so as not to be completely lazy..)

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Jamaica: Blue Mountain Peak (2256 meters, 7402 feet)

Contains a number of plant species not found anywhere else in the world.

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Japan: Mt Fuji (3776 meters, 12,388 feet)

A renowned symbol of Japans geography, 2009 saw approximately 300,000 people climb Mt Fuji. I doubt there is another peak on this list that would get more attention.. I’m therefore declaring it the most climbed mountain on this list.

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Jordan: Jabal Umm ad Dami (1854 meters, 6083 feet)

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Kazakhstan: Hantengri Feng (7,010 meters, 22,999 feet)

The world’s most northerly 7,000m peak, the name translates in Kazakh to mean “King Heaven”.

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Kenya: Mount Kenya (5199 meters, 17,057 feet)

The second highest peak in Africa, it used to reach over 7,000m for thousands of years before its glaciers slowly melted.

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Kiribati: Banaba High Point (81 meters, 266 feet)

Located on this little island, kind of looks like the one Tom Hanks used to inhabit..

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Kosovo: Daravica (2658 meters, 8720 feet)

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Kuwait: Kuwait High Point (306 meters, 1004 feet)

Not even worth it, here’s a pic of Kuwait’s skyline instead.

Kuwait

 

Kyrgyzstan: Pik Pobeda/Jengish Chokusu (7439 meters, 24,406 feet)

Jengish_Chokusu

 

Laos: Phou Bia (2830 meters, 9285 feet)

Often used as a guerrilla hideout, there has no know non-Lao ascent for 30 years.

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Latvia: Gaizinkalns (312 meters, 1024 feet)

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Lebanon: Qurnat as Sawda (3088 meters, 10,131 feet)

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Lesotho: Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 meters, 11,424 feet)

Means ‘Beautiful little mountain:” in Sesotho. They got the little part right..

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Liberia: Mount Wuteve (1420 meters, 4659 feet)

Mount_Wuteve

 

Libya: Bette Peak/Bikku Bitti (2266 meters, 7434 feet)

Located in one of the least accessible parts of the Sahara desert, the only recorded ascent was made in 2005. It’s located in that jumble somewhere..

Bikku_Bitti

 

Liechtenstein: Grauspitz (2599 meters, 8527 feet)

Grauspitz

 

Lithuania: Aukstojas (294 meters, 965 feet)

Only confirmed as the highest point in Lithuania in 2004 after suspicions were raised. It is about 1 metre higher than the previous ‘high point’

Aukstojas

Luxembourg: Kneiff (560 meters, 1837 feet)

That little marker is the highest point of Luxembourg.

Kneiff

 

Macedonia: Korab (2764 meters, 9068 feet)

On the frontier between Macedonia and Albania (Also Albania’s highest peak).

mt_korab

 

Madagascar: Maromokotro (2876 meters, 9436 feet)

Requires a tough 14 day trek through remote and untouched country just to reach the mountain to climb it..

Maromokotro

 

Malawi: Mount Mulanje (3002 meters, 9849 feet)

Pretty incredible history associated with this peak and its surrounds. I suggest checking out the Wikipedia page for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulanje_Massif

Mount-Mulanje

 

Malaysia: Kinabalu (4095 meters, 13,435 feet)

A sacred site to the local Malay population, who believed an Earthquake earlier in 2015 was due to the disrespect shown to the mountain by a group of tourists.

Mount-Kinabalu

 

Maldives: Wilingili Island High Point (3 meters, 10 feet)

No wander the Maldives are a little worried about rising sea levels.. The lowest ‘high point’ on the list. You can see why..

Villingili

 

Mali: Hombori Tondo (1155 meters, 3789 feet)

Mount Hombori is a significant archaeological site, with caves inhabited more than 2,000 years ago. Definitely one of the more unique looking mountains on this list.

The Hombori Tondo mesa.

 

Malta: Dingli Cliffs (253 meters, 830 feet)

The high point of the island lies at the top of these cliffs..

dingli_cliffs

 

Marshall Islands: Likiep High Point (10 meters, 33 feet)

Again, no chance of a picture here..

 

Mauritania: Kdeyyat ej Joul (915 meters, 3002 feet)

An image of the hill taken from a satellite photo.

Kediet_Ijill

 

Mauritius: Petite Riviere Noire Peak (828 meters, 2717 feet)

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Mexico: Pico de Orizaba (5636 meters, 18,491 feet)

The 2nd most prominent volcano peak in the world and the third highest mountain in North America. It is another addition to the stratovolcano pile, last erupting in the 19th century.

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Micronesia: Ngihneni (791 meters, 2595 feet)

No luck with any info on this whatsoever..

 

Moldova: Balanesti (430 meters, 1411 feet)

balanesti

 

Monaco: Chemin des Revoires (162 meters, 531 feet)

The ‘mountain’ pictured here actually lies on the French side of the border, meaning the path leading up to it is the highest point in Monaco.

Chemin des Revoires

 

Mongolia: Tavan Bogd Uul (4374 meters, 14,350 feet)

Situated on a tri-point between the Mongolian, Chinese and Russian borders. Due to its inaccessibility, they have chosen not to install any markers indicating where the border points lie.

Tavan_Bogd_Uul

 

Montenegro: Maja Kolata (2534 meters, 8314 feet)

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Morocco: Jebel Toubkal (4167 meters, 13,671 feet)

First European ascent in 1923 but it’s believed to have been climbed prior to this date.

Jebel_Toukbal

 

Mozambique: Mount Binga (2436 meters, 7992 feet)

On the Mozambique/Zimbabwe border

mount_binga

 

Myanmar (Burma): Hkakabo Razi (5881 meters, 19,295 feet)

The trek to base-camp means a 2-week long venture through dense rainforest. As such, Hkakabo was only climbed for the first time in 1996. Not sure if anyone has managed it since.. One scary mountain.

hkakabo_razi

 

Stay tuned for part 3 of the highest peak in each country (N-Z)..

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