An extinct volcano which is also an island in its own right. That is just cool as hell..
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..
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..
Here’s a birds eye, satelite view of Mont Bengoue. Who wants to go take a proper photo?
Yeh good luck getting a photo of this one..
Part of the greater Caucasus region, south East of Mount Elbrus. COnsidered one of the most difficult climbs in Europe.
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..
“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.
Consists of some 52 peaks over its whole massif, the highest being Mytikas. Home of the 12 Olympian Gods of the ancient Greek world.
A horseshoe shaped strato-volcano.
There have been several reports of this volcano erupting but none have been confirmed.. Wonder what the local populus has been upto..
Shares this highest peak with the Ivory Coast.
No chance of finding an image of this so here is where Guinea-Bissau is located on a map..
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.
‘Kekes’ translate to ‘blueish’. So Hungary’s third largest tourist attraction is simply called ‘blueish’. On ya Hungary.
Crevasse ridden peak which is typically reserved for experienced mountaineers.
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.
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.
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.
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..
A national heritage site due to its significance in Jewish culture.
The same as France.. read above description. (I’ve put a different pic in though, so as not to be completely lazy..)
Contains a number of plant species not found anywhere else in the world.
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.
The world’s most northerly 7,000m peak, the name translates in Kazakh to mean “King Heaven”.
The second highest peak in Africa, it used to reach over 7,000m for thousands of years before its glaciers slowly melted.
Located on this little island, kind of looks like the one Tom Hanks used to inhabit..
Not even worth it, here’s a pic of Kuwait’s skyline instead.
Often used as a guerrilla hideout, there has no know non-Lao ascent for 30 years.
Means ‘Beautiful little mountain:” in Sesotho. They got the little part right..
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..
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’
That little marker is the highest point of Luxembourg.
On the frontier between Macedonia and Albania (Also Albania’s highest peak).
Requires a tough 14 day trek through remote and untouched country just to reach the mountain to climb it..
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
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.
No wander the Maldives are a little worried about rising sea levels.. The lowest ‘high point’ on the list. You can see why..
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 high point of the island lies at the top of these cliffs..
Again, no chance of a picture here..
An image of the hill taken from a satellite photo.
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.
No luck with any info on this whatsoever..
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.
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.
First European ascent in 1923 but it’s believed to have been climbed prior to this date.
On the Mozambique/Zimbabwe border
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.
Stay tuned for part 3 of the highest peak in each country (N-Z)..