From the Himalayan mountain range to the Andes, mountains have influenced and amused us for hundreds of years. And the existence of the world’s highest mountains is another attraction and entertainment toward these mountain ranges.
Some jagged geological characteristics have been attributed by people to all kinds of myths and metaphors. But although Everest and Kilimanjaro can sound familiar, do you ever noticed what their names mean?
Of the Seventy profiled mountains, just 41 are declared in reality mountains. The others either are a massif, or perhaps a volcano (or even in one case a dome).
As a hard, unbendable rock gets forced onto the ground, a massif (French meaning ‘massive’) is formed. They could also be constructed once that’s above the surface when magma stiffens.
The world’s highest mountains are regarded as a part of Seven Mountaintops from each Continent. Mountain climber Richard Bass was first to reach all seven mountaintops there in 1985 — and in just one year, when he as 55-year-old.
Mount Everest – The first world’s highest mountains
Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain. Mount Everest is located in the District of Solukhumbu, Nepal, county of Tingri, Xigazê, the autonomous republic of Tibet, China. The height of Mount Everest is 29,029ft (8848m). The Nepali name of Mount Everest is (Sagarmatha) which means “Forehead of the Sky.” Whereas the Tibetan name of Mount Everest is (Chomolungma), which means “Goddess Mother of Mountain.”
Aconcagua is located in Argentina, America. The height of Aconcagua is 22,814ft (6962m). Different native words: “comes from the other side,” “Sentinel of Stone,” “White Sentinel,” “White Sentinel.” are regarded as the meanings of Aconcagua.
Denali – World’s highest mountains
Denali is also amongst the world’s highest mountains. Denali is located in Alaska, North America. The height of Denali is 20,310ft (6190m). The Athabascan indigenous Koyukon: ‘big’ or ‘tall’ is regarded as the meaning of Denali.
Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, Africa. The height of Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,341ft (5895m). The meaning of Mount Kilimanjaro is Unclear, although some say that this is a mixture of Swahili ‘Kilma’ (‘mountain’) or KiChagga ‘Njaro’ (‘whiteness’).
Mount Elbrus – World’s highest mountains
Mount Elbrus is also amongst the world’s highest mountains. Mount Elbrus is located in Russia, Europe. The height of Mount Elbrus is 18,510ft (5642m). The meaning of Mount Elbrus is derived through Iranian ancient mountain myth ‘Avestan Hara Berezaiti’: ‘high watchtower.’
Vinson Massif is located in Antarctica. The height of the Vinson Massif is 16,050ft (48922m). The name of the Vinson Massif is after Carl G. Vinson, a Georgian Congressman who has sponsored the Antarctic Discovery. The Vinson Massif is also amongst the world’s highest mountains.
Puncak Jaya is located in Indonesia, Asia. The height of the Puncak Jaya is 16,024ft (4884m). The Sanskrit meaning of Puncak Jaya is “Victorious Mountain.”
There are two critical volcanoes among all these incredible peaks — Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania, as well as Mount Elbrus of Russia. As a whole, it’s obvious most of these names of the world’s highest mountains were inspired by the local native languages.
K2 – World’s highest mountains number 2
The second-highest mountaintop in Pakistan, K2, lacks a much more floral name because due to the remote location it is just not visible by almost any locals.
Commuting to the world’s southern edge, you may be shocked to hear that there are also volcanoes within Antarctica. Mount Sidley is indeed the highest snow-capped, dormant volcano located here.
Dome Argus (13,428 ft, or 4,093 m) seems to be the only dome on that entire tallest mountain list. It is the snowiest place in the world which drops from -144 ° F to -133 ° F (-98 ° C to -90 ° C).
This is indeed unique from some other angle — it’s the one with elusive origins in Antarctica, premised mostly on a Greek figure Argus, builder of the mythical hero Jason as well as the ship of Argonauts. The residual mountains are still named for researchers and proponents on numerous expeditions to the Antarctic.