The 10 highest mountains in the world

Mount Everest
Climbing fan? If the answer is yes, you will probably know perfectly the 10 highest mountains in the world. They are all located in Asia, concentrated in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas and the Karakórum. In fact, the only ones that exceed 7,000 meters are there. The highest mountain in Europe (Monte Elbrús) is 5,652 meters and the highest in America (Aconcagua) is 6,960 meters.

1- Everest

It is in the Himalayas, between China and Nepal. Measure 8,848 meters high above sea level and owes its name to the Royal Geographical Society, who in 1865 heard a British surveyor from India named Andrew Waugh who decided to name it after his predecessor, Sir George Everest.

2- K2

It belongs to the Karakórum mountain range and is between Pakistan, India and China. Measure 8,611 meters high and they say it is the most difficult to climb along the Annapurna and Nanga Parbat. It is said that it is a wild mountain and it is the second that has taken more life among those known as "eight thousand", only surpassed by the Annapurna. For every four people who have made it to the top, one has died trying.


3- Kanchenjunga

Its name means "The Five Treasures of the Snows". Measure 8,586 meters and it's in the Himalayas in Nepal. Its parent mountain is Mount Everest.

4- Lhotse

It is another mountain that belongs to the Himalaya mountain range. It has a height of 8,516 meters and it's between China and Nepal. Its name means "South Peak" in Tibetan. On May 20, 2011, a Russian climber who was not even 18 years old reached its peak, which is undoubtedly a feat.

5- Makalu

In the Himalayas, there is also the fifth highest mountain in the world. Measure 8,463 meters and it belongs to both China and Nepal. It is a peak that attracts a lot of attention because of its quasi-pyramidal shape. Makalu means "Black Mountain".


6- Cho Oyu

Also in the Himalayas is Cho Oyu, between China and Nepal. In this case we must talk about 8,201 meters altitude and a name that means «Goddess Turquoise». It is the easiest "eight-thousand" to climb, which is why it is highly frequented by people who are not experts in climbing.

7- Dhaulagiri

In the Himalaya mountain range rises this mountain of 8,167 meters high that was first climbed in 1960. Its name means "Beautiful Mountain", something that has been verified from very close by those who have dared to reach its top. It belongs to Nepal.

8- Manaslu

Nepali is also this mountain that occupies the eighth position in the ranking of highest mountains on the planet. Measure 8,156 meters high and belongs to the Himalayas. Its name means "Mountain of the Spirits" and it must be said that it was first promoted in 1956.


9- Nanga Parbat

In Pakistan is the ninth highest mountain. Measure 8,125 meters high and we find it in the Karakórum mountain range. It came to be named "The Killer Mountain" for the first expedition that managed to reach the summit in 1953, since it had claimed many victims. Until February 2016 it had not been climbed in winter, since the weather conditions are very adverse. That means that the only mountain that has not yet been climbed at that time of year is K2.

10- Annapurna

There is no mountaineer who does not respect the Annapurna, which is the tenth highest mountain on Earth with its 8,091 meters altitude. Her name means »Goddess of the harvests» or «Goddess of abundance». However, it is rather known for its loss ratio, which is slightly below 40%. It is calculated that for every two climbers who successfully climb and descend it, a third dies trying.

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