The 10 tallest mountains in the world

We all know what it is The highest mountain in the world… But how many of us know which is the second or the third or the fourth highest mountain in the world? Fame is everything, at least in this world so materialistic and based on the success that we have to live.

But of course, there is a world of mountains behind Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and believe it or not the top 10 tallest mountains in the world are all in Asia. Do we know it?

Mount Everest

Mount Everest It is 8.848 meters high and is in the Himalayas, in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. The first Europeans to climb it were Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, in 1953.

Everest has books, photo collections, and even movies. And nowadays there is no lack of those photos that denounce that its top has become something like Mecca. And there are so many people lining up to get there that it's scary!

Year after year, in the climbing season, people come from all over the world who try to unite, sometimes with luck and sometimes not, the Base Camp with the top. Those who don't get that high still enjoy the arduous hike to the camp itself.

Mount Karakoram

This mount it is between Pakistan and China and measures 8.611 meters. It is usually abbreviated with the acronym K2 and the name is given by the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India. At that time it seems that the mountain did not have a proper name, so that name remained.

Many call this mountain «the wild one» and in fact, if you saw the new version of the film Limit Point (Break point), it will look familiar to you. The '90s movie, starring Keanu Reeves, had risky surfers as its protagonists but in the remake surfers become climbers. And there K2 makes its entrance.

It is considered as a difficult mountain, difficult to climb, much more than his older sister. It seems that the K2 tIt has the second mortality rate in terms of climbs among all the mountains that are around 800 meters high. 77 deaths are counted in a total of 300 successful climbs to the top.

One more piece of information: the top was never reached in winter until 2020.

Kangchenjunga

This mountain is within the Himalayas, between Nepal and India, and is 8.586 meters high. Three of its peaks are on the border between the two nations and the other two are within the Taplejung District, in Nepal.

This it was the highest mountain in the world until 1852 And not because the existence or height of Everest was not known, but because the calculations had been made wrong. After a new study it was discovered that, in fact, Kangchenjunga Mountain was not the highest in the world ... if not the third!

Lhotse

Also in the Himalayass, between Nepal and Tibet. It has 8.516 meterssy is indeed a very famous mountain because it's really very close to mount everest. The route to the top of Lhotse is the same that goes up Everest, from the Everest Base Camp, until it passes through Camp 3, and then goes towards the Reiss Corridor from the Lhotse Face, from where the summit is reached. .

We can say that the Lhotse is something like the little brother of Everest. It is less attractive and therefore always less crowded. Its main peak was first reached in 1956, while what is known as Lhotse Middle remained for longer, decades, unexplored. Eventually, it reached its peak in 2011, by the hand of a Russian expedition.

Makalu

This mountain is in the Himalayas, too between Nepal and Tibet, and is 8.485 meters. It is the third mountain to exceed 8000 meters in the Everest massif, in Nepal. A French expedition reached its peak in 1955 for the first time.

It was quite important because a total of 10 explorers got up there, when the usual thing at that time was that one or two of the whole group were that lucky.

Cho oyu

It is in the Himlaayas, between Nepal and Tibet, and is 8.188 meters. It occupies the number six position among the highest mountains in the world and is the fourth within the select group of the mountains of 8 thousand meters.

It is a "good" mountain, since despite its height it is one of the easiest to climb. Why? Because its slopes are gentle and rise little by little. In addition, it is close to the Nang La Pass, a few kilometers from this popular trade route between Tibet and the Khumbu Sherpas.

Dhaulagiri

This mountain is in Nepal and is 8.167 meters. It looks very simple and was first peaked on May 13, 1960. It is very popular within the Annapurna Circuit because it looks perfect.

The Annapurna Circuit is, if you like trekking, the best thing you can do. It is a great route in the Himalayas that covers 145 kilometers of mountainous scenery. Cross the Thorong-La pass, at 5.416 meters high, the highest navigable pass in the world, you get into the Kali Gandaki Canyon, the deepest in the world, three times deeper than the Grand Canyon ...

Anyway, the mountain is isolated, separated from the rest of the world by that same canyon, so the postcard is even more surprising and overwhelming.

Manaslu

The mountain It is in Nepal and reaches 8.163 meters in height. Its name comes from the Sanskrit «manasa«, Which means soul or intellect. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu first attempted to reach their peak on May 9, 1965, on a Japanese expedition.

His scald was not without controversy. It seems that the local people warned the expeditionaries not to get to the top of everything, because previous attempts had angered the gods and produced avalanches that had killed 18 people ...

The expedition donated money to rebuild the crushed monastery, but still had no luck and the summit was only reached in a new Japanese expedition but in 1971.

Nanga Parbat

This towering mountain It is in Pakistan and is 8.126 meters. It is within the Diamer District, in the Gilgit Baltisan Region, west of the Himalayas. Its name also comes from Sanskrit and means "naked mountain."

It is a high mountain, surrounded by green valleys everywhere. The Rupal Face is beautiful, with a height of 4.600 meters from its base.

Annapurna I

This mountain is in Nepal and is 8.091 meters. It is one of the best known mountains in the world and it is precisely because of the trekking circuit that we talked about before. It may be in position 10 but unfortunately has the highest mortality rate among climbers on the entire list that we just listed.

32% of attempts to reach the top end in deaths. The circuit what it does is circumnavigate the mountain and provide views from the Dhaulagiri to the mountain walks of the Annapurna Massif. There are routes to the Annapurna Sanctuary, which is none other than Base Camp, to continue climbing its peaks, which are very popular.

So far we come with the 10 highest mountains in the world. Do you know what number 11 is? Gasherbrum Mountain I, on the border between China and Pakistan, with 8.080 meters.

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