5 Highest mountains of the world

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Mount Everest (8,848m)
Mount Everest is tallest mountain on the earth. It is in the range of Mahalangur Himal, Himalaya, located between borders of Nepal and Tibet, China. Surprisingly many names were used for Mount Everest and still are. In Nepali language it is called Sagarmatha  while in Tibetan it is called Chomolungma. Peak XV name was used by The Great Trigonometric Survey of India when they first measured the height of Everest in 1856. Finally Everest name was given in 1865 by the Royal Geographical Society upon recommendation of Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. On 29 May 1953 Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (in the age of 33) and Tenzing Norgay (age 39) climb over Everest.
K2 (8,611m)
K2 lies in range of Karakoram on the border between the Xinjiang, China and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. With the highest peak of 8,611 meter makes it 2nd highest mountain of the world. The first serious attempt to climb K2 was undertaken in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein and Aleister Crowley via the Northeast Ridge. Many attempts were made to claim over and finally two Italian mountaineers Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli successfully claimed over on 31 July 1954. K2 was the 2nd highest mountain of the Karakoram Range that’s why it was named K2 by Thomas Montgomerie who was member of European survey team.
Kangchenjunga (8,586m)
Kangchenjunga is 3rd highest mountain in the world. Kangchenjunga (The Five Treasures of Snows) located on the border between India and Nepal. Two British mountiner Joe Brown and George Band successfully claimed the mountain on May 25, 1955. Kangchenjunga is known for its famous views from the hill station of Darjeeling. On a clear day, it presents an image not as much of a mountain but of a white wall hanging from the sky
Lhotse (8,516m)
8,561 m height makes it 4rth highest mountain of the world. Lhotse located on the border between Nepal and China in Himalaya Range. 1955 was the year when first few attempts were made by European climbers. Then later in 1956, two Swiss claimber Fritz Luchsinger, Ernst Reiss successfully reached the main summit.
Makalu (8,485m)
Makalu Mountain located in the range of Himalaya, on the borders between Nepal and China. 8,485m height makes it 5th height mountain of the world while 4rth height of Nepal. Beside its height, Makalu is also famous for it s four-sided pyramid shape. Many well known claimers including Sir Edmund Hillary (who claimed Everest in 1953) were unsuccessful in their attempts until two Frenchmen Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy who claimed on May 15, 1955.

Mount Everest (8,848m)

everest-mount

Mount Everest is tallest mountain on the earth. It is in the range of Mahalangur Himal, Himalaya, located between borders of Nepal and Tibet, China. Surprisingly many names were used for Mount Everest and still are. In Nepali language it is called Sagarmatha  while in Tibetan it is called Chomolungma. Peak XV name was used by The Great Trigonometric Survey of India when they first measured the height of Everest in 1856. Finally Everest name was given in 1865 by the Royal Geographical Society upon recommendation of Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. On 29 May 1953 Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (in the age of 33) and Tenzing Norgay (age 39) climb over Everest.

K2 (8,611m)

k2

K2 lies in range of Karakoram on the border between the Xinjiang, China and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. With the highest peak of 8,611 meter makes it 2nd highest mountain of the world. The first serious attempt to climb K2 was undertaken in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein and Aleister Crowley via the Northeast Ridge. Many attempts were made to claim over and finally two Italian mountaineers Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli successfully claimed over on 31 July 1954. K2 was the 2nd highest mountain of the Karakoram Range that’s why it was named K2 by Thomas Montgomerie who was member of European survey team.

Kangchenjunga (8,586m)

Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga is 3rd highest mountain in the world. Kangchenjunga (The Five Treasures of Snows) located on the border between India and Nepal. Two British mountiner Joe Brown and George Band successfully claimed the mountain on May 25, 1955. Kangchenjunga is known for its famous views from the hill station of Darjeeling. On a clear day, it presents an image not as much of a mountain but of a white wall hanging from the sky

Lhotse (8,516m)

Lhotse

8,561 m height makes it 4rth highest mountain of the world. Lhotse located on the border between Nepal and China in Himalaya Range. 1955 was the year when first few attempts were made by European climbers. Then later in 1956, two Swiss claimber Fritz Luchsinger, Ernst Reiss successfully reached the main summit.

Makalu (8,485m)

Makalu

Makalu Mountain located in the range of Himalaya, on the borders between Nepal and China. 8,485m height makes it 5th height mountain of the world while 4rth height of Nepal. Beside its height, Makalu is also famous for it s four-sided pyramid shape. Many well known claimers including Sir Edmund Hillary (who claimed Everest in 1953) were unsuccessful in their attempts until two Frenchmen Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy who claimed on May 15, 1955.

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  1. Bekka says:

    This was a great read. For some reason I always thought the Appalachian mountains were some of the highest, and Table Top mountain from the Cape Town area of Africa. Guess that’s because I’m restricted to my own little corner of the world. Enjoying all the reads. Thank you

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Bekka

  3. Shaiff says:

    Mount Everest and K2 look stunning

  4. Karin says:

    Beautiful mountains and interesting article.

  5. Shaiff says:

    I like the mountains but have no courage to clime them up

  6. Karin says:

    Do as Tibetans do and just walk around them Shaiff. :p

  7. hassan says:

    Well em from Pakistan . I have been to Gilgit and saw K2 From the plan on my way to Gilgit
    anywayz just for the info
    K2 is also known as Mount Godwin Austin
    actually as far as i know Mount Godwin Austin is the real name and K2 is more like a nik name

    any wayz i cud be wrng but thats what i knw :)

  8. hassan says:

    Lacking a local name, the name Mount Godwin-Austen was suggested, in honour of Henry Godwin-Austen, an early explorer of the area, and while the name was rejected by the Royal Geographical Society[6] it was used on several maps, and continues to be used occasionally

    got this from WIKIPEDIA on the Mount Godwin Austin name :D

  9. hassan says:

    And this Article did not mention that K2 is considered the most difficult climb of the world and has not been climbed in winter

  10. Ghost says:

    thanks for the information Hassan.Keep it up

  11. Shaiff says:

    i m glade to read new information about K2 from Hussan.

  12. Shaiff says:

    I think most of the mountains are dangerous and difficult to clime in winter but glade to know that K2 is most dangerous among all

  13. Ghost says:

    whats great in that?

  14. Karin says:

    Beautiful mountains and interesting article.

  15. Kkdan2012 says:

    cool

  16. nirai says:

    there are nice picture in the google

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