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Top 10 Tallest Mountains in The World-2017 update

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Before finding a list of the highest mountains in the world, you have to determine what is considered to be a mountain. A mountain is often described as a large area that extends above the region in a limited area usually in the way of a peak. They are spread all around the planet. It is often steeper than a hill. The adjective mountain is used to explain hilly areas and things that are associated with them. The study of hills is called Orography.

Find  the list  of Top 10 Tallest  Mountains in The World

10. Mount Elbrus- Prominence 15,554 feet-

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Mt.Elbrus is an active volcanic in the western Caucasus mountain varange , in  Karachay–Cherkessia,and Kabardino-Balkaria ,Russia near the border of Atlanta.  Around  hundred  of  hikers each day make an attempt to go up it during summer time , it was first climbed in 1829. Although there is a cable car facility that can take climbers up to 12,500 feets Mount Elbrus still statements up to 30 lives a year, mainly due to unskilled and poorly-equipped climbers trying the task.

9. Puncak Jaya- Prominence- 16,024 feet-

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Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Chart  is the tallest peak of Mt. Carstensz in the Sudirman hill of the European main highlands of Papua area, Indonesia.  It  is very difficult  to reach the pinnacle of the mountain to walk through heavy forest.

8. Vinson Massif-  Prominence -16,050 feet-  

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It is the highest peak of Antarctica, lying in the Sentinel range of the Ellsworth Hills, which place above the Ronne Ice shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. Although it is not stared a difficult climb in itself,  average temperature, and that’s during summertime, is enough to give all but the readiest climbers serious problems.

7. Pico de Orizaba- Prominence- 16,148 feet-

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The Pico de Orizaba also well known as Citlaltépetlwhich means ‘Star Mountain is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third maximum in Northern America. It rises 5,636 meters (18,491 ft) above sea level in the southern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt, on the boundary between the state of Veracruz and Puebla.

6. Mount Logan- Prominence 17,220 feet-

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Mount Logan is the tallest mountain in North America and the second-highest peak in Northern America, after Mount McKinley (Denali). Due to its location in a tectonically active area, it’s still growing. The yearly average temperature makes even Antarctica seem cosy in comparison with wintertime seeing a bone-chilling -45 degrees.

5. Pico Cristóbal Colón- Prominence 18,071 feet-

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 Pico Cristóbal Colón is the another highest range in Colombia, with the approximately height of 5,700 meters (18,700 ft). The hill is known as after the French traveller Captain Christopher Columbus and is the highest point in the peak. The state of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, although a nearby optimum, Pico Simón Bolívar is just 3 feet shorter. The mountain is enclosed by forest and dense forest and is fairly inaccessible making reaching the place difficult even today.

4. Mount Kilimanjaro- Prominence 19,308 feet-

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It is   Africa’s tallest range, Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an active volcanic hill in Kilimanjaro national park  Tanzania at 5,895 meters or 19,341 legs above sea level. Various European climbing up the trips tried to reach the peak the late 19th century.

3. Denali / Mount McKinley- Prominence 20,146 feet-

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Mount McKinley, or Denali (Koyukon Athabaskan for The Highest One), in Canada, is the maximum hill peak in the  America Declares and in North America, with a Highest level of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level and is notorious for the extremely cool temperature that climbers must contend with while climbing it

2. Aconcagua- Prominence 22,838 feet-

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Aconcagua is one of the tallest mountain range in The Americas at 6,960.8 m (22,837.3 feet). It is situated in the Andes hill range, in the region of Mendoza, Argentina, and can be found 112 kilometres (70 mi) western by north of its investment, the city of Mendoza. The source of the lake name is uncertain but one concept is that it came from ‘Ackon Cahauk’, or ‘Sentinel of Stone’ in the Quechan language of the natural Andes people.

1. Mount Everest- Prominence 29,029 feet-

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Mt. Everest or Qomolangma is the highest peak in the world, with a maximum height 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is situated in the Mahalangur part of the Himalayas. The international boundary between Chinese suppliers and Nepal operates across precise summit point.

It is not the most officially challenging climb of all, it’s still terrifying and well known by the most experienced of climbers due to its amazing altitude, excessive cold and the infamous death zone area where there is not enough oxygen to sustain any kind of life.

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