7 Summits consist of the highest mountains in each continent that many mountaineers completed as a challenge. You might know that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, but what about the others? There are 6 more highest mountains out there that you might not know or be familiar with. And I am here to let you know them today. I will also include some people who have completed the summits as well. Let’s see these highest mountains together, and let us know if you are aware of them before.
Height: 8,848 meters
This is the highest mountain in the world that we all know. The first people to ever reached to the top of Mount Everest was Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Mount Everest locates in Eurasia, which means between Europe and Asia.
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Height: 6,962 meters
The second highest mountain in the world is in South America. The first person to ascend Mount Aconcagua was Matthias Zurbriggen in 1897, alone. Just like most high mountains, Mount Aconcagua has a lot of glaciers up there. But, this mountain is absolutely beautiful.
Height: 6,190 m
For North America, the highest mountain is Mount Denali. This mountain locates in South-Central Alaska, and it also known as Mount McKinley as well. A group of 4 people first reached the summit in 193 including Harry Karstens, Hudson Stuck, Walter Harper, and Robert Tatum. The fact that this mountain is so high was believed to be caused by tectonic pressure. This pressure causes several deep earthquakes in the region as well. Apart from that, the mountain is breathtaking.
Height: 5,895 meters
In rank number 4 in the seven summits, Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant or active volcano in Africa. The unique thing about this mountain is that it is a stratovolcano which formed by 3 volcanic cones. The cones include Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The highest cone, Kibo, still has a chance to erupt any time again since it is still a dormant volcano. In 1889, 2 people have reached the summit of this mountain: Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller.
Height: 5,642 meters
For Europe, the highest mountain is Mount Elbrus, and guess what it also has dormant volcanic domes. The mountain locates in Southern part of Russia, and the 2 summits of the mountain are active volcanic domes. The tallest summit reached by Khillar Khachirov in 1829, while the other ascended by F. Crauford Grove in 1874.
Height: 4,892 meters
If you go to Antarctica, Mount Vinson or Vinson Massif is the highest mountain there. As expected, the mountain is covered by glaciers and snow. There were 2 groups consist of scientists and mountaineers began their journey to Mt. Vinson. However, Nicholas Clinch was known as the first person to reach the mountain in 1966. Basically, the information is still unclear at this point.
7Mount Puncak Jaya
Height: 4,884 meters
Lying on Australian Continent and Part of Asia, Mt. Puncak Jaya is the 7th highest mountain in the world. It is the 5th highest mountain in Southeast Asia, and the highest mountain in Indonesia on the island of New Guinea. Heinrich Harrer along with other 3 members were the first people to reached the summit in 1962.
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