May
20
2011

Top 10 highest Mountains in the World

Today top10marvels comes with the list of Top 10 highest mountains in the world. It could be surprising for you that mountains covers one-fifth of the world’s landscape. All the mountains located in the central and southern of Asia. The height of any mountains is measured as height of sea level.

10. Annapurna

Annapurna Mountain

Location : Himalaya Range, Nepal

Height : 8,091 meter (26,538 feet)

1st Climber : M. Herzog, L.Lachenal (French) on 3 June 1950

Famous As : Goddess of fertility and agriculture in Hinduism

Parent : Cho Oyu Mountain

9. Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat Mountain

Location : Pakistan, Asia

Height : 8,126 meters(26,660 feet)

1st Climber : M. Herzog, L.Lachenal (French) on 3 June 1950

Famous As : Killer Mountain

Parent : Dhaulagiri Mountain

Meaning: Naked Mountain in Urdu

8. Manaslu

Manaslu Mountain

Location : Gorkha District, Mansiri Himal, Himalaya Range, Nepal

Height : 8,163 meters(26,781 feet)

1st Climber : T, Immishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, and G.Norbu on 9 May 1956

Parent : Cho Oyu Mountain

7. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri Mountain

Location : Himalaya Range, Nepal

Height : 8,167 meters(26,795 feet)

1st Climber : K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Doriji on 13 May 1960

Famous As : White Mountain

Parent : K2

6. Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu Mountain

Location : 20 km West of Mount Everest, Himalaya Range, Nepal

Height : 8,201 meters(26,906 feet)

1st Climber : H. Tichy, S.Jochler, Pasang Dawa Lama on October 1954

Famous As : Turquoise Goddess

Parent : Mount Everest

5: Makalu

Manaslu Mountain

Location : Isolated peak located 22km east of Mount Everest, Himalaya Range, Nepal

Height : 8,462 meters (27,762 feet)

1st Climber : J. Couzy, L. Terry, J.Fraco, G, Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupe, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte On May 15, 1955

Famous As : Four-sided pyramid, Most difficult mountains in the world to climb

Parent : Mount Everest

4: Lhotse

Top10Marvels - Lhotse Mountain

Location : Lhotse, Nepal

Height : 8,516 meters (27,940 feet)

1st Climber : F. Luchsinger and E. Rejss On May 18, 1956

Famous As : Best known (for professional climbers) for its direct connection or proximity to Mount Everest via the South Col and the fact that its tremendous south face is the steepest face of this size in the world.

Parent : Mount Everest

3: Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga Mountain

Location : Himalaya range, between Nepal and India

Height : 8,586 meters (28,169 feet)

1st Climber : G.Band, J.Brown, N.Hardie, S.Streather on May 25, 1955

Famous As : The Five Treasures of Snows

Parent : Mount Everest

2: K2

Top10Marvels - K2

Location : Karakoram range, Northern part of Pakistan.

Height : 8,611 meters (28,251 feet)

1st Climber : A. Compagnoni, L.Lacedelli On 31 July 1954

Famous As : Famous for its nickname – the Savage Mountain – it’s famous for the fact that out of four people who try to climb on K2, one of them dies trying. It’s the second deadliest mountain in the world.

Parent : Mount Everest

1: Mount Everest

Mount Everest - Highest Mountain - Top10Marvels

Location : Between Nepal and Tibet

Height : 8,848 meters (29,029 feet)

1st Climber : Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norga On May 29, 1953

Famous As : official highest mountain, 210 died while trying to climb the Everest, most of them in the “death zone” where the conditions are extremely critical (the amount of oxygen cannot sustain human life)


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