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Highest Peak in every country (A-E)

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Now, setting foot in every country (and by every country I am referring to the 193 U.N listed nations) is a lifetime goal that not many individuals on Earth have ever achieved. Imagine not only getting to them all, but climbing to their respective highest peaks? I don’t know if it’s humanly possible in 1 lifetime, however I am sure there are a few nutters out there who have considered this before and are taking on the challenge.
Below I have listed every country (as per my earlier definition) with it’s highest point. This has taken me far too long, time I could’ve spent on more important things but I was pretty intrigued and it got me pondering..

Afghanistan: Noshaq (7492 meters, 24,580 feet)

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.

Noszak_Afghanistan

 

Albania: Korab (2764 meters, 9068 feet)

Korab_albania

 

Algeria: Tahat (2908 meters, 9541 feet)

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)

Tahat

 

Andorra: Pic de Coma Pedrosa (2943 meters, 9656 feet)

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.

Coma_pedrosa

Angola: Morro de Moco (2620 meters, 8596 feet)

Not much to say really..

morro_de_moco

 

Antigua and Barbuda: Mt Obama (402 meters, 1319 feet)

Yes, it is named after Barrack Obama. Originally called ‘Boggy Peak’, it was renamed on August 4th, 2009 (the Presidents birthday). Pretty cute right?

Mt_obama

 

Argentina: Aconcagua (6962 meters, 22,841 feet)

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..

aconcagua

 

Armenia: Aragats Ler (4090 meters, 13,419 feet)

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)

mt_aragats

Australia: Mt Kosciuszko (2228 meters, 7310 feet)

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.

Mount_Kosciuszk_Image

 

Austria: Großglockner (3798 meters, 12,461 feet)

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.

grossglockner

 

Azerbaijan: Bazar Dyuzi (4466 meters, 14,652 feet)

Lies about 7kms from the southernmost point of Russia.

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Bahamas: Mt Alvernia (63 meters, 207 feet)

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.

Mt._Alvernia_Cat_Island

 

Bahrain: Jabal ad Dukhan (134 meters, 440 feet)

The ‘mountain of smoke’.

jabal_ad_dukhan

 

Bangladesh: Mowdok Mual/Saka Haphong (1052 meters, 3451 feet)

It’s not officially the highest peak in Bangladesh, but it is the highest peak in the country.. you figure that one out.

saka_haphong

 

Barbados: Mt Hillaby (340 meters, 1115 feet)

Yeh I don’t really know what’s going on in this photo, it’s the best I could get believe it or not..

Mt_hillaby

 

Belarus: Hara Dzyarzhynskaya (345 meters, 1132 feet)

Full credit if you can pronounce this name..

Hara_dzyarzhynskaya

 

Belgium: Signal de Botrange (694 meters, 2277 feet)

Has a 6 metre tower sitting on top, allowing visitors the chance to reach the grandiose height of 700m.

signal_de_botrange

 

Belize: Doyle’s Delight (1174 meters, 3852 feet)

Only named in 1989 after a Sir Arthur Doyle book “The Lost World”. The government of Belize then officially adopted the name.

doyles_delight

 

Benin: Mt Sokbaro (658 meters, 2159 feet)

I cannot find any info or even a legitimate photo of this anywhere..

 

Bhutan: Gangkar Punsum (7570 meters, 24,836 feet)

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.

gangkar_punsum

 

Bolivia: Nevado Sajama (6542 meters, 21,463 feet)

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.

Nevado_Sajama

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Maglic (2387 meters, 7831 feet)

The mountain is surrounded by the Perućica forest, one of 2 remaining protected primeval forests in Europe.

Mt-Maglic

 

Botswana: Monalanong Hill (1494 meters, 4902 feet)

Again, not a lot in the way of information or photos..

 

Brazil: Pico da Neblina (2994 meters, 9823 feet)

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.

pico-de-neblina

 

Brunei: Bukit Pagon (1850 meters, 6070 feet)

Located on the island of Borneo.

bukit_pagon

 

Bulgaria: Musala (2925 meters, 9596 feet)

Arabic word meaning “near God” or “place for prayer”, Musala is the highest peak between the Alps and the Caucasus region.

mt_musala

 

Burkina Faso: Tena Kourou (747 meters, 2451 feet)

Another quality pic.. some stones on top of the hill that is Tena Kourou.

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Burundi: Mont Heha (2670 meters, 8760 feet)

Another peak I can’t find a photo of anywhere..

 

Cape Verde: Pico de Cano (2829 meters, 9281 feet)

An active stratovolcano which last ‘erupted’ in 1995, covering the island in ash and destroying a number of homes.

pico_de_cano

 

Cambodia: Phnom Aural (1813 meters, 5948 feet)

Phnom_aural

 

Cameroon: Mt Cameroon (4040 meters, 13,255 feet)

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“.

mt_cameroon

 

Canada: Mt Logan (5956 meters, 19,541 feet)

The second highest peak in North America, first climbed by the Canadian Alpine Club in 1925.

mt_logan

 

Central African Republic: Mt Ngaoui (1410 meters, 4626 feet)

I’m going to have to do some climbing in Africa, just to get some pics of these things..

 

Chad: Emi Koussi (3445 meters, 11,302 feet)

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.

emi_koussi

 

Chile: Ojos del Salado (6893 meters, 22,615 feet)

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.

ojos_del_salado

 

China: Mt Everest (8,850 m, 29,029 feet)

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)

aerial-view-of-everest-picture-taken-by-the-author-during-buddha-airs-everest-tour

 

Colombia: Pico Cristobal Colon (5776 meters, 18,950 feet)

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.

Pico_cristobal_colon

 

Comoros: Kartala (2361 meters, 7746 feet)

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..

Mt Karthala

 

Congo, Republic of the: Mont Nabeba (1020 meters, 3346 feet)

Pretty crazy how vast the mountain sizes differ between the Congos. 1 more win for Democracy..

 

Congo, Democratic Republic of the: Mt Stanley (5109 meters, 16,762 feet)

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.

Mount_Stanley

 

Costa Rica: Chirripo Grande (3819 meters, 12,530 feet)

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.

Chirppo_grande

 

Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast: Mont Richard-Molard (1752 meters, 5748 feet)

The mountain is named after the French geographer Jacques Richard-Molard, who died in an accident at the mountain site in 1951

Mount_Richard_molard

 

Croatia: Dinara (1831 meters, 6007 feet)

Straddling the border of Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Cuba: Pico Turquino (1974 meters, 6476 feet)

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.

pico turquino

Cyprus: Olympus (1951 meters, 6401 feet)

“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.”

mount_olympus_cyprus

 

Czech Republic: Snezka (1602 meters, 5256 feet)

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…

Snezka

Denmark: Mollehoj (171 meters, 561 feet)

Seriously Denmark..

Mollehoj

 

Djibouti: Moussa Ali (2021 meters, 6631 feet)

Located on the tri-point border of Djibouti, Eritrea & Ethiopia.

Moussa_Ali

 

Dominica: Morne Diablotins (1447 meters, 4747 feet)

Another volcanic peak that last erupted some 30,000 years ago.

morne_diablotin

 

Dominican Republic: Pico Duarte (3098 meters, 10,164 feet)

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.

 

pico_duarte

 

Ecuador: Volcan Chimborazo (6267 meters, 20,561 feet

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.

volcan_chimborazo

 

Egypt: Gebel Katherina/Mt Catherine (2629 meters, 8625 feet)

mt_catherine

 

El Salvador: Cerro El Pital (2730 meters, 8957 feet)

“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”

cerro_el_pital

 

Equatorial Guinea: Pico de Santa Isabel/Pico Basile (3008 meters, 9869 feet)

pico-basile

 

Eritrea: Emba Soira (3018 meters, 9902 feet)

emba_soira

 

Estonia: Suur Munamagi (318 meters, 1043 feet)

Translated as “The Big Egg Mountain”. I’m not sure where the term ‘big’ comes into play..

Suur_Munamägi

Ethiopia: Ras Dashen (4550 meters, 14,928 feet)

The Eastern rim forms part of a massive volcano.

Ras_dashen

 

Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3..

 

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