We will not lie to each other: there is nothing like a “real trip”. But in the meantime, we must recognize that some virtual experiences are not bad at all.
Mountain tops are the farthest point on Earth from the surface. The challenges have always fascinated the human being, so it is not surprising that many have been the brave ones in climbing the so-called “eight thousand”. Do you want to know what are the world tallest mountain by taking a virtual trip to there?
Let’s dig in…
Today we will take you to the virtual trip of the tallest mountains in the world and we anticipate that the ten are in the Asian continent. As with the world’s largest seaports and tallest buildings, mountains also lead Asia with the biggest and best.
Annapurna I (8,091 meters)
This great mountain is located in the Himalayas, a mountain range that compiles 9 of the 10 highest mountains in the world that we show you on this list. It is entirely located in Nepal and rises 8,091 meters. As it is the lowest on the list, it is also the one that was climbed first, specifically in 1950, that is, even before other less elevated ones.
Nanga Parbat (8,125 meters)
Nanga Parbat is the only mountain in the tallest in the world located entirely in Pakistan. Apart from its height, it presents other conditions that make it difficult for climbers to climb. Only 52 people have been able to reach its summit, while 67 failed in the attempt.
Manaslu (8,163 meters)
Along with Cho Oyu, this was the one that took the human being the longest until it reached its peak. It was not until 1956 when the first mountaineers crowned the highest point of Manaslu, in Nepal, later this feat would be achieved up to 44 more times, although there would be 49 who would try it without reaching the goal.
Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters)
The top of this mountain is located a few meters apart from the previous one since both belong to the same mountain range, the Himalayas, but they are also separated by low height, exactly only four meters more.
Cho Oyu (8,188 meters)
This mountain located between China and Nepal is of Manaslu, that is, from which that other peak is born and in turn, is born from Everest. Its 8188 meters have not prevented 79 people from reaching the highest point and only 28 left on the way.
A few climbers guarantee that Cho Oyu is the simplest 8000 meter top (on the off chance that anything more than 8000 meters can be called simple!). There are no extremely specialized areas, and the target risks are near non-existent. Its generally simple access makes it an alluring move for somebody with restricted time, as it very well may be endeavored in about a month and a half-full circle. Base Camp is available by jeep, and it is conceivable to arrive at Kathmandu on a tiring day from Base Camp.
Makalu (8,485 meters)
Another of the highest mountains in the world, Makalu between China and Nepal, also has its mother mountain on Everest. This mountain draws the attention of those who contemplate it since it is an isolated peak with a quasi-pyramidal shape. The first notion of Makalu was in 1921 during a reconnaissance made to Everest and later in 1933 during a flight to explore the Cho Oyu and Everest again.
Lhotse (8,516 meters)
Like Makalu, this mountain is located between Nepal and China and has a prominence of only 610 meters, making it the closest to another peak at almost eight thousand meters. This is together with Manaslu the one that took the longest to climb, it took until 1956 for a mountaineer to achieve it and it is no wonder, since that first feat and until today only one in two people who have done it or tried to reach the top.
The western flank of Lhotse is known as the Lhotse Face. Any climber destined for the South Col on Everest must ascension this 1,125m (3,700ft) mass of frigid blue ice. This face ascends at 40 and 50-degree pitches with the infrequent 80-degree swells. Two rough segments called the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur interfere with the frosty rising on the top piece of the face.
Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters)
This mountain is the highest in India and its name means “the five treasures of the snows”, this is due to the five peaks that it presents all of the above 8,450 meters. Since the first ascent in May 1955, the belief that the summit is sacred has been respected, so most mountaineers stop a few meters before reaching the highest point.
K2 (8,611 meters)
This is the only mountain on the list that does not belong to the Himalayas and along with Everest, the only one that does not have a parent mountain. It belongs to the Karakorum mountain range and crosses the countries of India, China, and Pakistan. The first time this mountain was recorded was in 1856 and its name comes from being the second peak found in the mountain range to which it belongs.
Mount Everest (8,848 meters)
Everest is the highest mountain in the world and is located on the border between China and Nepal, constituting the highest natural border in the world. The first time it reached its summit was in May 1953 on an expedition led by 12 climbers, 40 Sherpas, and 700 porters and planned with seven tons of materials for its ascent.
Since then thousands have been the people who have tried to climb the highest mountain in the world, many of them perished in the attempt, but in 2004 their ascent was achieved in record time, only in 8 hours and 10 minutes, which announces that technology and human capabilities are capable of achieving incredible things.