Highest Mountains On Earth

MountainsToday, I figured we would divert our attention from hiking, but stay with the general them of mountains.  So, what are the highest mountains on earth?  Well, David J.R. another great guest writer has the answer.  I am sure everyone knows the number one answer, but what about the next nine?  Here is the list:
List of Highest Mountains

 

List of Highest Mountains

By David J R

There are fourteen mountains on Earth reaching the heights of over 8000 meters. Lets have a look at ten of the highest mountains in this article.

1. Mount Everest

This beautiful mountain stands 8,848 meters above the sea level. It belongs to the Himalaya range. This mountain is located in Nepal with all its glory. Tenzeng Norgay and Edmund Hillary were first to summit this mountain in 1953.

2. K2(Godwin Austen)

It is the second highest mountain peak in the world and is located in Pakistan. It is 8,611 meters above the sea level. A. Compagnoni and L. Lacedelli of Italy were the first people to summit this mountain. They climbed it in 1954.

3. Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain peak in the world and is located in Nepal. It is 8,596 meters above the sea level. G. Band, N. Hardie, J. Brown and S. Streather of United Kingdom were the first people to summit this mountain. They climbed it in 1955.

4. Lhotse I

This fourth highest mountain peak is located in Nepal. It is 8,516 meters above the sea level. F. Luchsinger, E. Reiss of Switzerland were the first people to summit this mountain. They climbed it in 1956.

5. Makalu I

This mountain peak is 8,485 meters high and is located in Nepal. It belongs to the Himalayas or Himalaya mountain range. A team of French mountain climbers was the first to ascent this mountain in 1955.

6. Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu is 8,188 meters above the sea level and is located in this beautiful country full of high mountains i.e. Nepal. It comes under the Himalaya mountain range. H. Tichy, S. Jöchler of Australia and Pasang Dawa Lama of Nepal were the first climbers of this mountain and they did this in the year 1954.

7. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain peak belongs to the Himalaya mountain range. It is present in Nepal just like so many other highest mountain peaks. A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, K. Diemberger and P. Diener of Switzerland, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji of Nepal were the first to ascent it in the year 1960.

8. Manaslu I

Now this eighth highest peak in the world also belongs to the country of Nepal. Just like most of the other highest mountains, Manaslu I also belongs to the Himalaya mountain range. First climbers were T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta of Japan and G. Norbu of Nepal.

9. Nanaga Parbat

Nanga Parbat which is present in Pakistan is 8,126 meters high and belongs to the Himalaya mountain range. Hermann Buhl of Austria was the first to ascend this peak in the year 1953.

10. Annapurna I

Annapurna I, the tenth highest peak in the world is present in Nepal and belongs to the Himalaya mountain range. M. Herzog and L. Lachenal of France were the first people to summit this peak in 1950.

David R. likes to compile lists on http://www.listsencyclopedia.com/. Mountains is one of his favorite topics, especially the list of 14 highest mountains. So read the full list of fourteen highest mountains and other lists on the given links.

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There you have it, the top 10 highest mountains in the world.  I don’t think I will ever ascend any of them, but it is nice to know they are out there if I ever get the itch.

 

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