Top 5 Highest Mountains In The World
Measuring by peak height above the sea level beginning with Mount Everest of all the top 5 highest mountains in the world would be in the Himalayas. The problem with doing that, however, is that the dividing line between a mountain with multiple peaks and separate mountains is not always clear.
Though some parts of the world, especially the most mountainous parts, have never been thoroughly mapped, it is unlikely that any mountains this high have been overlooked, because synthetic aperture radar can and has been used to measure elevations of most otherwise out of reach places.
Still, heights and/or peaks may be revised, so that the order of the list may change and even “new” mountains could enter the list over time. With that in mind these are the Top Five Highest Mountain around the globe.
Top 5 Highest Mountain In The World
Makalu is a high mountain located with the cordinates 27°53′23″N,87°05′20″E on the border between Nepal and China and is the Fifth highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,485 metres (27838 feet).
It has a perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges which makes the mountain very much eye-catching. Its first ascent was on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French exploration crew led by Jean Franco.
Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956, by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition.
Its summit is 8,516 metres (27,940 feet) above the sea level and is located at coordinate 27°57′42″N,86°55′59″E at the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain on earth at 8,586 metres (28,169 feet). It is located at coordinates 27°42′12″N,88°08′51″E and at the boundary between Nepal and at Sikkim an Indian state.
kangchenchunga is the highest peak in India and also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks.
The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. The mountain was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition led by Charles Evans.
2. K2 (QOGIR) GODWIN AUSTEN
K2 after mount Everest is the second highest mountain in the world. It has a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 feet). K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan in China.
Its coordinates is 35°52′53″N,76°30′48″E and was first ascended in 1954. the K2 mountain is also known as the “Savage Mountain” due to the difficulty of ascending and the second-highest casualty rate among the “eight thousandths” for those who climb it, For every four people who have got to the apex, one has died trying.
1. MOUNT EVEREST (SAGARMATHA/CHOMOLUNGMA)
Mount Everest is the first in this list of the top five highest mountain in the world. It has an astonishing height of 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) above the sea level and is the fifth mountain measured from the centre of the earth.
It is one of the many mountains easier to climb though the tallest which makes it attract many climbers both skilled and unskilled ones. It is located on the boundary between sargamatha zone, Nepal, and Tibet in China with the coordinates 27°59′17″N,86°55′31″E.
The mount everest tour in 1953 was after the ninth mountaineering British exploration and it was confirmed then on Friday, 29th may that Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay who were New Zealand and Nepalese mountaineers respectively, where the first people to successfully reach the summit of the mountain in a crew which was led by colonel John Hunt. There was a record of thirteen deaths before the two mountaineers were able to climb Mount Everest.