On Earth, there are fourteen mountain peaks with a height of more than eight thousand meters. All these peaks are located in Central Asia. But most highest mountain peaks are in the Himalayas. They are also called the “roof of the world.” Climbing such mountains is a very dangerous occupation. Until the middle of the last century, it was believed that mountains above eight thousand meters were inaccessible to humans. We made a rating out of ten, which included highest mountains in the world.
10 Annapurna | 8091 m
This peak opens the top ten the highest mountains of our planet. Annapurna is very famous and famous, it is the first Himalayan eight-thousander that was conquered by people. For the first time, people climbed its summit back in 1950. Annapurna is located in Nepal, the height of its peak is 8091 meters. The mountain has as many as nine peaks, on one of which (Machapuchare), a human foot has not yet set foot. The locals consider this peak to be the sacred abode of Lord Shiva. Therefore, climbing it is prohibited. The highest of the nine peaks is called Annapurna 1. Annapurna is very dangerous, climbing to its peak took the lives of many experienced climbers.
9. Nanga Parbat | 8125 m
This mountain is the ninth highest on our planet. It is located in Pakistan and has a height of 8125 meters. The second name of Nanga Parbat is Diamir, which translates as “Mountain of the Gods”. For the first time they were able to conquer it only in 1953. There were six unsuccessful attempts to climb the summit. A lot of climbers died while trying to climb this mountain peak. In terms of mortality among climbers, it ranks a mournful third after K-2 and Everest. This mountain is also called the “killer”.
8. Manaslu | 8156 m
This eight-thousander ranks eighth on our list highest mountains in the world. It is also located in Nepal and is part of the Mansiri-Himal mountain range. The height of the peak is 8156 meters. The top of the mountain and the surrounding countryside are very picturesque. It was first conquered in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Tourists love to visit here. But to conquer the summit, you need a lot of experience and excellent preparation. When trying to climb Manaslu, 53 climbers died.
7. Dhaulagiri | 8167 m
Mountain peak, which is located in the Nepalese part of the Himalayas. Its height is 8167 meters. The name of the mountain is translated from the local language as “white mountain”. Almost all of it is covered with snow and glaciers. Dhaulagiri is very difficult to climb. She was able to conquer in 1960. Climbing this peak took the lives of 58 experienced (others do not go to the Himalayas) climbers.
6. Cho-Oyu | 8201 m
Another Himalayan eight-thousander, which is located on the border of Nepal and China. The height of this peak is 8201 meters. It is considered not too difficult to climb, but despite this, it has already taken the lives of 39 climbers and ranks sixth on our list of the highest mountains on our planet.
5. Makalu | 8485 m
The fifth highest mountain in the world is Makalu, the second name of this peak is the Black Giant. It is also located in the Himalayas, on the border of Nepal and China and has a height of 8485 meters. It is located nineteen kilometers from Everest. This mountain is incredibly difficult to climb, its slopes are very steep. Only a third of the expeditions that have the goal of reaching its summit are successful. During the ascents to this peak, 26 climbers died.
4. Lhotze | 8516 m
Another mountain located in the Himalayas and having a height of more than eight kilometers. Lhotse is located on the border between China and Nepal. Its height is 8516 meters. It is located at a distance of three kilometers from Everest. For the first time, they were able to conquer this mountain only in 1956. Lhotse has three peaks, each of which is over eight kilometers high. This mountain is considered one of the highest, most dangerous and difficult peaks to climb.
3. Kanchenjanga | 8585 m
This mountain peak is also located in the Himalayas, between India and Nepal. This is the third highest mountain peak in the world: the height of the peak is 8585 meters. The mountain is very beautiful, it consists of five peaks. The first ascent to it took place in 1954. The conquest of this peak cost the lives of forty climbers.
2. Chogory (K-2) | 8614 m
Chogori is the second highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8614 meters. K-2 is located in the Himalayas, on the border of China and Pakistan. Chogori is considered one of the most difficult mountain peaks to climb; it was only possible to conquer it in 1954. Of the 249 climbers who climbed its summit, 60 people died. This mountain peak is very picturesque.
1. Everest (Chomolungma) | 8848 m
This mountain peak is located in Nepal. Its height is 8848 meters. Everest is highest mountain peak Himalayas and our entire planet. Everest is part of the Mahalangur-Himal mountain range. This mountain has two peaks: northern (8848 meters) and southern (8760 meters). The mountain is stunningly beautiful: it has the shape of an almost perfect trihedral pyramid. It was possible to conquer Chomolungma only in 1953. During attempts to climb Everest, 210 climbers died. Nowadays, climbing the main route is no longer a problem, however, at high altitude, the daredevils will face a lack of oxygen (there is almost no fire), heavy wind and low temperatures (below sixty degrees). To conquer Everest, you need to spend at least $8.
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Conquest of all the highest mountain peaks of the planet is a very dangerous and complex process, it takes a huge amount of time and requires a lot of money. Currently, only 30 climbers have managed to do this – they managed to climb all fourteen peaks, with a height of more than eight kilometers. Among these daredevils there are three women.
Why do people climb mountains risking their lives? This question is rhetorical. Probably, to prove to himself the fact that a person is stronger than a blind natural element. Well, as a bonus, the conquerors of the peaks receive spectacles of unprecedented beauty of landscapes.