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5 Famous Mountains From Across the World

1. Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is located on the island of Honshū and is the highest mountain in Japan, standing at almost 12,400 ft (3,780 m) tall. It is a volcano that last erupted in 1707 and 1708. Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most popular and most visited tourist attractions due to its stunning and surreal beauty. It is located around 62 miles southwest of Tokyo, where citizens and visitors can see it if the sky is clear. Along with other two mountains, Mount Tate and Mount Haku, Mount Fuji forms the so-called “Three Holy Mountains” that in 2013 became part of the World Heritage List.

2. Mount Everest

Mount Everest is probably the dream of all mountain climbers, with an elevation of 29,031.7 ft (8,848.86 m). It is the highest mountain worldwide. It is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. It has two climbing routes, one starting from the southeastern region of Nepal and the other from the northern region of Tibet. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the Mount Everest summit.

3. Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. It rises 15,773.7 ft (4,807.81 m) above sea level. It is the highest in Western Europe, the second-most prominent in Europe, and the eleventh-most prominent mountain summit in the world. It crosses France, Italy, and Switzerland. It is a trendy destination for people worldwide thanks to its hiking and climbing trails, as well as winter sports including snowboarding and skiing.

4. K2

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, having an elevation of 28,250 ft (8,610 m). It is situated between China and Pakistan. K2 is considered the deadliest mountain in the world. Statistics show that one person out of four who tries to climb it dies before reaching the summit. The first people to reach the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni during the 1954 Italian expedition.

5. Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western part of the Caucasus. It’s the highest in the Caucasus Mountains, and the highest and most prominent in Russia and Europe. The mountain has two summits: 18,510 ft (5,642 m) tall and 18,441 ft (5,621 m) tall, respectively. Visitors can go up to an altitude of 12,621.39 ft by using the ski lifts. On Mount Elbrus, visitors will find the second-highest gondola in Europe which has a capacity of 750 people per hour and is 12,739.5 feet high.

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