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Highest Mountains in The World

Updated on October 16, 2012

Mountains are fabulous! Mountains are cool and very challenging and fun to climb. In this article/hub I will be posting the 10 highest mountains in the world.

1. Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the worlds tallest mountain at 8,484 meters (29,029 ft.). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalaya mountains range and is on the border of Nepal, Tibet, and China. It was also first climbed on May 29, 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary.

2. K2

The second highest mountain: K2 is located in Pakistan a country west of India. K2 is 8,611 meters tall (28,251 ft.) and is located in the Baltoro Karakoram mountain range. It was first ascended in 1954. K2 is the worlds second highest mountain.

3. Kangchenjunga

8,586 meters tall (28,169 ft.) is the height of the third highest mountain: Kangchenjung.It is located in the Nepal-India border Joe Brown and George Band where the first people to ever climb this mountain.

4. Lhotse

Lhotse is the worlds fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters (27,904 ft.) It is located on the border of Tibet and Nepal. It was first ascended in 1956.

5. Makalu

The worlds fifth highest mountain Makalu is 8,481 meters tall (27,825 ft.). It is located in the Himalayas mountain range and is South-East of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. It was first ascended on May 15, 1955.

6. Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu is the worlds sixth highest mountain at 8,201 meters tall (26,906 ft.) And was first ascended in 1954. It is also located on the border between Nepal and China and is 20 kilometers west of Mount Everest.

7. Dhaulagiri

8,167 meters (26,795 ft.) is the height of the seventh highest mountain in the world. it is located in Nepal and was first ascended in 1960. Its parent mountain is K2.

8. Manaslu

The mountain Manaslu is located in the Himalayas in Western Nepal. 8,156 Meters (26,759 ft.) tall. It was first successfully climbed by a Japanese team on May 9, 1956. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world.

9. Nanga Parbat

Have you ever wondered what this mountain's name means? Nanga Parbat literally means "Naked Mountain". It is located in Pakistan and is considered maybe the hardest mountain to climb. It stands at 8,126 meters tall (26,660 ft.). It was climbed first by Hermann Buhl on July 3, 1953.

10. Annapurna

The tenth highest mountain in the world: Annapurna is 8,091 meters tall (26,545 ft.). It is located in Nepal and was first ascended in 1950.

I will soon be extending this list by adding the 11-20 highest mountains in the world sooner or later. So make sure to check back here.


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