The supremacy of nature is seen through its creative powers as can be seen in the great mountains, deep oceans, lush green plains and flowing rivers. There are some magnificent mountains in the world, which adventurous people have tries to conquer.
Here is a list of top world’s 10 highest mountains ever:
The Annapurna Mountain which lies in the Himalayas is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Located in Nepal, the mountain which is a part of Cho Oyu Range reaches an incredible height of 8091 m. The mountain had been ascended 36 times before 2004, while 47 such attempts had failed. The first time it was climbed was in 1950.
9. Nanga Parbat
The next name on the list of top 10 world’s highest mountains is that of Nanga Parbat of Dhaulagiri Range. The mountain peak, which is 8126 feet high, is located in Pakistan. Between 1953 and 2004, 52 mountaineers have scaled it successfully, while 67 have failed in the effort.
Manaslu, another mountain peak in the Cho Oyu range of the Himalayas, makes it to the list with an altitude of 8163 feet. The mountain is situated in Nepal and was ascended for the first time in 1956. After that, it has been climbed successfully 49 times, while 45 attempts have yielded failure.
Reaching a phenomenal altitude of 8167 feet is the Dhaulagiri Mountain peak in K2 Range in Nepal, which comes at number 7 on the list. The first successful attempt to scale it was made in 1960 and till 2004, it has been reached 51 times. On the other hand, 39 attempts for the same have been unsuccessful.
6. Cho Oyu
On number 6 in this list is the Cho Oyu Mountain, which is located in Nepal and Tibet. The spectacular mountain peak reached a height of 8188 feet. From 1954 to 2004, 79 people have been able to climb it successfully while 28 have failed.
Another mountain in Nepal and Tibet to make it on the list of top 10 highest mountains in the world is Makalu, which has an altitude of 8485 feet. The first attempt to scale the mountain was made in 1955. From then till 2004, it has been climbed 45 times and 52 attempts have failed.
Next on this list is the Lhotse Mountain, which is again situated in the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet and has a magnificent height of 8516 feet. The mountain top was reached in 1956 for the first time and till 2004, 26 successful attempts have been made, while 26 attempts have been fruitless.
On number three in the list is Kanchenjunga Mountain which reaches a grand altitude of 8586 feet and is located in the Himalayas of India and Nepal. The first successful attempt to the peak was made in 1955, followed by 38 more, while the 24 efforts proved useless on occasions.
Featuring next on list of top 10 highest mountains in the world is the 8611 feet high Mount K2 in Pakistan and China, which is also known as Godwin-Austin. The peak lies in the Karakoram Range and was scaled in 1954 for the first time. Till 2004, 45 successful attempts and 44 unsuccessful ones have been made to reach it.
1. Mount Everest
Mount Everest in the Himalayas of Nepal is the highest peak in the world, with an amazing height of 8848 feet. The first time it was scaled was in 1953 and till 2004, 145 successful attempts to the summit have been made, while 121 have not yielded success.
These huge mountains have been a source of fascination for the human race and efforts will always be made to conquer them.