December 9, 2021

Highest mountain peak in your continent

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Mountain holds significant importance in the biodiversity of a country. They are the source of fresh water for more than half of the human population around the world. They are an integral part of cultural diversity and spiritual values. The inhabitants of the mountain respect them and some even worship them. However, apart from covering 22 percent of the planet’s land, they are also a matter of pride for a nation. 

But how much do we really know about them here is the list of The highest mountain on different continents are:

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro, 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level and about 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) above its plateau base is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. 

Kilimanjaro, located in the Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania is renowned as the world’s fourth most topographically prominent peak. The first to conquer this mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889.

Due to its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields, the mountain is studied and it is part of many scientific subjects and researches.

Mount Elbrus, Europe

Mount Elbrus 5,642 m (18,510 ft) above sea level, is the highest mountain in Europe and the tenth-most prominent peak in the world. The European mountain is located in Southern Russia, at the Western Caucasus, in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Elbrus has two summits, eastern and western both of which are dormant volcanic domes. 

Khillar Khachirov was the first to conquer the taller, western one on 10 July 1829 and the eastern one was first summitted by a British expedition led by F. Crauford Grove in 1874 which included Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker, and the Swiss guide Peter Knubel. 

Mount Denali, North America

Mount Denali formerly known as Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America. Denali with a height of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak in the world. 

Denali is the name given by the Koyukon people who are inhabitants of the mountain area.

The recorded first attempt of climbing the mountain by James Wickersham was unsuccessful and later in 1906 Frederick Cook became the first to ascend the mountain, but it was unverified.

Mount Aconcagua, South America

Mount Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America located in the Principal Cordillera, in Mendoza Province, Argentina. The mountain located in the Andes mountain range is also the highest mountain located outside Asia. Aconcagua is also known as the so-called Seven Summits of the seven continents.

The mountain is bounded to the north and east by the Valle de las Vacas and to the west and south by the Valle de Los Horcones Inferior and it has several glaciers.

Mount Everest, Asia

Mount Everest located in the Himalayas region of Nepal is the highest mountain on earth. 

The mountain was recently remeasured and the new calculated height is 8,849 m above the sea ground. The birder of China and Nepal runs through the peak of the mountain. 

Conquering this mountain is a very big deal. The ascend is very wild and dangerous, around 300 people have died during the summit many of whose bodies could not even be recovered. 

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first to ascend this mountain.

Vinson Massif, Antarctica

Vinson Massif as the name suggests is a large mountain massif in Antarctica and the Mount Vinson northern part is the highest peak in Antarctica. The massif is 21 km (13 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide. It lies within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains.

Puncak Jaya, Oceania

Puncak Jaya literally translates to Glorious Peak and it is also renowned as Carstensz Pyramid. It is the highest summit of Oceania located on the island of New Guinea. At 4,884 meters (16,024 ft) above sea level, it is also the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes. 

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