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World Highest Mountains (Seven Summits)

This general knowledge article will give you a brief overview of world famous and highest peaks. Most of the world highest peaks are in Asia.  
  • Highest mountain of the world is Mount Everest (8,848 meters / 29,029 ft) located in Himalayas Range, Nepal
  • The second highest peak in the world is K2 / Godwin Austen (8,611 meters / 28,251 ft) Pakistan, highest peak in Karakoram Range
  • The highest peak in other than Himalaya and Karakoram ranges is Tirich Mir (7706 meters / 25282 ft.), lies in Hindu Kush range, Pakistan.           


Mount Everest

Seven Summits
The highest mountains in all continents are collectively called as Seven Summits as shown in immediate following seven points
  • Highest mountain of the Aisa is Mount Everest (8,848 meters / 29,029 ft), Himalayas Range, Nepal
  • Highest mountain of Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters / 19,341 ft above sea level) Tanzania 
  • Highest mountain of Europe is Mount Elbrus (5,642 meters / 18,510ft), The Caucasus Range, Russia
  • Highest mountain of North America is Mount Denali (6,190 meters / 20,310 ft, was earlier known as Mount McKinley), Alaska USA             
  • Highest mountain of South America is Aconcagua (6962 meters / 22842 ft), Andes, Argentina 
  • Highest mountain of Antarctica is Mount Vinson (4,892 meters / 16,050 ft). 
  • Highest mountain in Oceania is Puncak Jaya New Guinea (4884meters / 16024ft) 
  • Highest mountain of Australia is Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 meters / 7,310 ft)


Mt Aconcagua, Argentina
Other World Highest Peaks
  • The tallest mountain in Zagros Mountain range is Zard-Kuh (4,548 meters / 14,922 ft.) lies in Iran.
  • The highest peak in the Brooks Range (Alaska) is Mount Chamberlin (2,749 meters / 9,020 ft.) 
  • The highest peak in Alaska Range is Denali (Mount McKinley 6,194 meters / 20,320 ft.)
  • The highest mountain in Elburz range is Mount Damavand (5,610 meters/18,406 ft.)


Mount Denali

  • The highest peak in Pyrenees chain is Pico de Aneto (3,404 meters / 11,168 ft.)
  • The Rwenzori range highest peak is Margherita Peak (5,109 meters / 16,763 ft.) 
  • The Great Dividing Range of Australia’s highest peak is Mount Kosciusko (2,230 meters / 7,316 ft.)
  • The highest peak in the Atlas Mountains is Jbel Toubkal at 13,671 feet (4,167 m.) in Morocco.
  • The highest point in the Rockies is Mount Elbert (4,401 meters/14,440 feet) in Colorado US


Puncak Jaya

  • The highest mountain in Great Britain is Ben Nevis
  • Highest mountain peak in the Alps is Mont Blanc (15,781 ft.) on the border of Italy and France. 
  • Highest peak in the Caribbean is Pico Duarte (10,128 ft.), Dominican Republic
  • The highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago is Mount Kinabaku/St. Peter's Mount, MALAYSIA   (4,101-meters / 13,455ft.)
  • Highest peak in Andes mountain range is Aconcagua (6962 meters / 22842 ft.), Argentina
  • The highest peak in the Transantarctic Mountains is Vinson Massif
  • Highest mountain in Wales is Snowdon 
  • Highest mountain in England is Scafell Pike 
  • Highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus (near Athens)
  • Highest mountain in Turkey is Mount Ararat, 5,165meters
  • Australian Alps highest peak is Mt Kosciuszko, 2228 meters, you will find the Alps in different areas of the world. In fact, European were used to set name Alps to many discovered area’s mountain ranges.  
  • New Zealand highest peak is Mount Cook (3754 meters) in South Alps
  • The highest mountain peak in the Ural range is Mount Narodnaya (1,895 meters / 6,217 ft.)


Nanga Parbat

Top Ten Highest Peaks in the World

Peak                Range         Country       Height
Everest 	        Himalayas	Nepal/China	29,035 ft.
K2 (Godwin Austen)	Karakoram	Pakistan	28,250 ft.
Kanchenjunga	        Himalayas	India/Nepal	28,169 ft.
Lhotse  		Himalayas	Nepal/China	27,940 ft.
Makalu  		Himalayas	Nepal/China	27,766 ft.
Cho Oyu			Himalayas	Nepal/China	26,906 ft.
Dhaulagiri		Himalayas	Nepal		26,795 ft.
Manaslu 		Himalayas	Nepal		26,781 ft.
Nanga Parbat		Himalayas	Pakistan	26,660 ft.
Annapurna		Himalayas	Nepal		26,545 ft.	


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