Tag: Seven Summits

Mount Kosciusko

Mount Kosciusko Mount Kosciusko is Australia’s tallest peak and a nice tourist destination in Kosciuszko National Park, where visitors can enjoy beautiful mountain views and the Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Perisher ski resorts. Not to be confused with the Mount Kosciusko in Antarctica, Mount Kosciusko stands in the Main Range of the Snowy Mountains in …

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Puncak Jaya

Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid) Puncak Jaya is a formidable climb in Indonesia’s Sudirman Range and was nicknamed “Carstensz Pyramid” after Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon who was the first to report that there were glaciers on the peak of the mountain. He had reported seeing them on an unusually clear day in 1623, yet it wasn’t …

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Mount Vinson

Mount Vinson Mount Vinson is a splendorous snowy prominent peak of Antarctica’s Vinson Mountain Massif, which overlooks the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea. The Antarctic Peninsula is a haven for penguins, and Antarctica is the exclusive home to at least seven penguin species. Vinson is Antarctica’s tallest peak …

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Aconcagua

Aconcagua Argentina’s Aconcagua is the highest peak outside of Asia, and is the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. The mountain sits in Aconcagua Provincial Park in the in the Mendoza Province of Argentina, just east of Chile. It is located in the Andes Mountain Range. The origin of its name comes from the Quechua word …

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Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus (Эльбру́с) Russia’s Mount Elbrus is well known for being the tallest mountain in Europe, and for its two volcanic summits, the tallest one sitting on the west side and the shorter one to the east, both of which are dormant volcanoes. It sits near the border of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains of …

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest (Sagarmatha, Chomolungma) “My mind is in a state of constant rebellion. I believe that will always be so.” -George Mallory, climber in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920’s Mount Everest: one of earth’s biggest challenges as the tallest peak with icy cliffs and deep crevices to overcome, and an …

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano in the East African country of Tanzania that has three dormant volcanic cones: “Kibo,” “Mawenzi,” and “Shira.” It is one of the Volcanic Seven Summits, which are the tallest volcanic mountains on each continent. The others are Mount Damavand (Asia), Pico de Orizaba (North America), and Mount Sidley …

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Denali

Denali (Mount McKinley) Denali sits as a splendid jewel in the center of Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve. It rises above the crystalline Wonder Lake, and sits next to Mt. Foraker in the Alaska Mountain Range. During the winter, the park receives a large number of visitors to take in the natural beauty and …

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