The Seven Summits -- Highest Mountains on the Seven Continents
The Seven Summits
The Seven Summits, a well-known mountaineering objective, are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Learn here about these seven mountains and climbing them.
Climbing The 7 Summits
How much does it cost to climb The Seven Summits, the seven highest mountains on the seven continents? You know it will cost a lot of money, find out here how much it costs to climb all seven mountains.
The Second Seven Summits
The Second Seven Summits are the second highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Some of the mountains like K2 and Mount Tyree are very difficult and rarely climbed. As of 2010, no one has climbed the Second Seven Summits. Who will be first?
Mount Everest: Highest Mountain in the World
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, stretches along the border of Nepal and Tibet/China in southern Asia. Find out lots of interesting facts about Mount Everest, including its first ascent, the usual climbing routes, and strange feats on the roof of the world.
Aconcagua — Highest Mountain in South America
Learn interesting climbing and geographic facts about Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America and one of the Seven Summits.
Facts About Denali / Mount McKinley — Highest Mountain in North America
Learn interesting climbing history and geographic facts about Denali, also called Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, the United States, and Alaska, and one of the Seven Summits.
Kilimanjaro: Highest Mountain in Africa
Learn here about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.
Mount Elbrus — Russia’s Highest Mountain
Learn all about Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular but deadliest high mountains in the world for climbers.
Mount Vinson: Highest Mountain in Antarctica
Mount Vinson in the Ellsworth Mountains is the highest mountain in Antarctica and one of the Seven Summits, the highest points on the Seven Continents. Discover lots of interesting facts about Mount Vinson, including its discovery in 1957, first ascent by Americans in 1966, and how to climb Mount Vinson now.
Carstensz Pyramid: Highest Mountain in Oceania
Learn about Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in New Guinea, Indonesia, and Oceania, and one of the Seven Summits.
Mount Kosciuszko: Highest Mountain in Australia
Fast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits.
Death on Mount Everest
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is also one of the most dangerous peaks to climb. One in ten climbers who successfully summit Mount Everest end up dying on the mountain. How do they die? There are several ways climbers die on Everest. Read here about traumatic and non-traumatic deaths on the roof of the world.
Should I Go on a Guided or Non-Guided Expedition to Mount Everest?
How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest? is the first question potential climbers ask. The second question is: Should I go on a guided or non-guided expedition to Mount Everest. Find out all the reasons why non-guided expeditions, despite their cheaper price, might not be the best deal for you to reach the summit and then return safely home.
Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is a popular peak for lots of climbers. Learn basic information to climb Kilimanjaro, including acclimatization, finding an outfitter, hiring anguides and porters, and why it's such a strenuous climb.
How Much Does it Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro? — How to Climb Kilimanjaro
How much will it cost you to climb Kilimanjaro? Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the Seven Summits, is expensive to climb. Learn about all the essential costs, including airfare, outfitter fees, tips, and extra costs, and make your own budget to have the adventure of a lifetime by climbing Kili.
Nevado Ojos del Salado — South America’s Second Highest Mountain
Ojos del Salado is the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and the highest mountain in Chile. Learn more about the world's highest active volcano, including a controversy over its elevation and where the world's highest lake is located.
Fast Facts About Mount Kenya
Learn all about Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa and the highest mountain in Kenya. Mount Kenya is popular with rock climbers and mountaineers since it offers a greater challenge than Kilimanjaro.
Facts About Mount Everest: Highest Mountain in the World
Learn more facts and stories about Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, including its first American ascent by Jim Whittaker; the first flight over Everest in 1933; Mount Everest's geology, climate, glaciers; and the answer to the question: Is Mount Everest really the highest mountain in the world?
Mount Elbrus: World's Worst Outhouse
Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, is home to the world's worst outhouse, which perches high above a glacier at 13,800 feet.
Denali Shrinks After New Elevation Survey
Denali or Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in the United States and one of the Seven Summits, had its elevation lowered by 83 feet after a high-tech digital mapping survey in 2012.
The Discovery of Kilimanjaro by Europeans in 1848
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, was undiscovered by Europeans until German missionary Johannes Rebmann trekked inland and saw the great snowcapped mountain in 1848. Read about Rebmann's journey to Kilimanjaro and the denial of its existence by geographers.