The Tallest Mountains In The World

The Tallest Mountains In The World

Seven Summits of the Seven Continents 

If we begin the list which is the highest or the tallest mountain in the world, our answer would be Mount Everest or Mount Kia. But there are other tallest mountains on the list which are nestled in the different parts of the world. Every continent has its own majestic and formidable peak which are collectively known as ‘Seven Summits’. These seven summits are comprised of tallest peaks from each of the continents and summiting them is not a joke. Let’s read about these seven summits in detail

Seven summits of the world

Mount Everest: The Tallest Mountain in Asia


Located in the North-Eastern part of Nepal, Mount Everest is the tallest and deadliest mountain on the Asian continent as well as ‘the highest mountain in the world. Its height is approx 29,035 feet ( 8848 meters) above sea level. Mount Everest is known as Himalaya in Hindi and Sagarmatha in the Nepali language. The first two people to climb Mount Everest was Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in May 1953. 

Mt Everest is situated in the Himalayan range which runs from west-northwest to east- southeast 1500 miles in an arch form. The Himalayan boundaries extend from Pakistan, India to China, Nepal, and Bhutan. The mountain has never been climbed invented because opted the climate. It is challenging to reach the peak of the mountain. Mt Everest has the highest elevation above sea level, which is the reason it is called “the highest mountain in the world.”

Mount Aconcagua: The Tallest Mountain in South America 

Mount Aconcagua: The Tallest Mountain in South America

Being the tallest mountain in the South American continent and the highest mountain (behind Mount Everest), Mount Aconcagua rises with an elevation of 6,961 meters (22,838 ft). From the point of extension, it is the highest point in both the Western and the Southern hemisphere. Part of the Andes range, it is located in Mendoza Province in Argentina and is 15 kilometers from the Chile Border. The entire mountain is covered with glaciers along with the massive glacier Ventisquero Horcones Inferior which is around 10 km long.

Mount Denali – The Tallest Mountain in North America

Mount Denali - The Tallest Mountain in North America

Earlier known as Mount McKinley, Mount Denali is the tallest mountain in the North American continent. It has a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level and located in the Alaska range of mountains in the US. By measurement, Denali is the third highest peak in the world after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Mount Denali is the center of attraction of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Mount Kilimanjaro – The Tallest Mountain in Africa Continent

Mount Kilimanjaro - The Tallest Mountain in Africa Continent

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain peak in the African content, which rises approx 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level. It has three volcanic cones named “Kibo,” “Mawenzi,” and “Shira,” which are a dormant volcano in Tanzania. Also, the part of the Kilimanjaro National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro is a prominent climbing destination. Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller were the first to reach its summit in 1889. Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain which usually results in a result of Volcanic activity. 

Mount Elbrus – The Tallest Mountain in Europe

Mount Elbrus - The Tallest Mountain in Europe

Mount Elbrus is considered as the highest mountain in Russia as well as in Europe. It is also the tenth most famous peak in the world. Elbrus is a dormant volcano, located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia near the Georgian border.

This double coned Mountain is technically not a mountain but a dormant volcano. Its taller west summit is approx 5,642 metres (18,510 ft), while its east summit is approx 5,621 metres (18,442 ft). whether on Elbrus is quite harsh and unpredictable, making it more challenging for climbers to climb.

Vinson Massif – Tallest Mountain in Antarctica

At the elevation of 4,892 meters (16,050 ft), Vinson Massif is Antarctica’s tallest mountain, lies within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains. This mountain is located about 1,200, which is around 750 nautical miles from the South Pole. As the name suggests massif or massive, it is 13 miles long and approximately 8 miles wide. This mountain was named after Carl Vinson; a U.S. Politician. This mountain was discovered in January 1958 by a U.S. Navy aircraft. As compared to the other highest peaks in our list, this mountain is not very tough to climb, considering it lies near the South Pole, whether it can be the biggest hurdle for the climbers. 

Mount Kosciuszko – Tallest Mountain in Australia

Mount Kosciuszko - Tallest Mountain in Australia

With an attitude of 2,228 meters (7,310 ft) above sea level, Mount Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain in Australia. This mountain is located in the southeast corner of New South Wales and is a part of the great dividing range. Unlike the other highest peaks, Mount Kosciuszko is not difficult to climb. There is a road built, mainly a walk-up path named Charlotte Pass till the summit which is very easy to climb. An adventure hike or walk on this mountain is, and the views are breathtaking. It has rocky terrain and covered entirely with dense forest. 

  • January 6, 2020
  • Travel
  • Comments Off on The Tallest Mountains In The World