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Famous Mountains

Updated on October 24, 2011

Nature is full of beauty, there are countless things around the world which remind us about the beauty of the world we live in. Truly we live in a beautiful world and out of all these beautiful things, mountains is the one which has always fascinated mankind.

Throughout ages people have strived to get to the top of these mighty wonders of the nature. When ever we see them a thought runs into our mind that what would the world look like from the top and to make this imagination a reality countless mountaineers from around the world try to conquer some of the most dangerous summits.

This struggle to climb to the top also results in the loss of several precious lifes but then there is always pride when some one reaches the top and hoists the flag marking his success.

There are many mountains around the world but here I will compile only a list of those mountains which are the most famous and tallest ones:

Mount Everest

Mount Everest, as we all know is the highest mountains in the world it stands at a height of 8,848 metres.

The mountain is a part of the Himalayas range which is famous around the world for the height of its peaks and the beauty of them.

The first person the climb to the top of this mountains was Sir Edmund Hilary and after that other mountaineers followed using different routes which are even more dangerous.

K2 (Godwin Austen)

K2 is the second highest peak in the world. It is also known as Godwin Austen named after a local surveyor of the region.

The mountain stands tall at a height of 8,611 metres and is situated in the North of Pakistan. The peak is a part of the Himalayan range and is often classified to be the part of The Karakoram range which is a sub range of the Himalayas.

The mounatain is also called as "Savage mountain" because it is considered exteremly difficult to climb by the mountaineers and it is said that out every four person that try to climb it, one dies.


This mountains is 3rd in the 8000 metres club it stands at a height of 8,586 metres. It is situated on the border line of India and Nepal and connects both the countries. The word "Kangchenjunga" implies 'five treasures of snow' and local people have some sacred belief about this five treasures.

The mountain was fist climbed by a British expedition and there is a tradition about this mountains that mountanieers don't got to the top instead come back a few steps short of the tallest point and this is done to honour the sacred belief about this mountain as held by the local population.


It is the fourth tallest mountain in the world. It is situated between China and Nepal. Its has a height of 8,516 metres and has two different summits with different heights which classifies it into three different summits.

The summit is also well known due to its connection with the Everest as it is connected to the Everest via South. The first person to reach the top of the summit was Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss who were a part of the team from Switzerland.

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat is the 9th tallest peak in the world and is also a part of the Himalayan range. The reason why I disturbed the sequence was because of the beauty of this mountain and it was really worth mentioning in this list.

The Nanga Parbat is at a height of 8,126 metres above sea level it is well known for the difficulty in climbing it and therefore is considered extremely dangerous around the world by climbers. Nanga Parbat was first climbed by an Austrian named Hermann Buhl.

To summarize, the list is dominated by the peaks in the Himalayan Range which are known for their beauty and height. Not all the highest peaks have been included in the list as it would require several other pages to do so.


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