What are the highest mountains?

Tamara Sidorova
Tamara Sidorova
July 23, 2012
What are the highest mountains?

Beauty is always fascinating, and especially the beauty of the mountains. Seeing the mountain landscape, it is already difficult to forget this truly magnificent sight. Mountains like people. There are adults and young, high and low. But which mountains are the highest on Earth?

Every continent is justly proud of its mountain giants. If you try to mentally see the Earth from above to see which mountains of Eurasia are the highest, then we will see Everest, in the Himalayas. It is also the highest mountain on the planet. Everest is also called Chomolungma. Scientists still can not name its exact height, which according to different sources is from 8844 to 8852 meters. The Himalayas are a true wonder of nature. Here are ten of the twelve highest mountains in the world, whose height is more than 8000 m.

Well, and Everest is considered the highest point in Asia. And in order not to overlook Europe, let's call its highest peak, Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus. The height of Elbrus is 5642 meters.

By the way, if you try to see which mountains of Russia are the highest, then the gray-haired Elbrus will again appear before us.

Africa is deservedly proud of Mount Kilimanjaro, whose height is 5895 m. The top of Kilimanjaro is decorated with an “ice cap”, and in contrast to the hot climate of Africa, it is a truly wonderful miracle.

The pride of North America is Mount McKinley in Alaska, its height is 6193 meters.

South America boasts Mount Aconcagua with a height of 6962 m, which is also the highest of all extinct volcanoes on the planet.

In the Australian Alps there is the Kosciusko mountain, its height is 2230 m. Someone will notice that this is not such an impressive height, but it is the highest mountain in Australia.

The last of the continents on the planet, Antarctica, also has mountains, and Mount Vinson stands majestically (height 4897 m), guarding this harsh land.

From the moment of appearance on Earth, Man has always tried to prove his greatness and conquered the tops of mountains. And the wise mountains allowed him to do it. They understood how short the human age was. But the mountains have always been. And they will be forever.

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