Everyone knows that the highest mountain is Everest. But can you name the second highest mountain?

We present a list of the highest mountains in the world below. Check this out!

1. Everest

As we’ve already said, and as you already knew, Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain. Its peak is an eye-watering 8,848 metres above sea level, making it well over eight times taller than the highest mountain in Wales (Snowdon, at 1,085 metres above sea level).

2. K2

Chogori is the second highest peak in the world. Chogori was first discovered by a European expedition in 1856 and was designated as mount K2, the second peak of Karakorum.
The first attempt to climb was made in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein and Alistair Crowley, but failed. The conquest of the summit took place in 1954 by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.

The conquest of the summit took place in 1954 by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.

3. Kangchenjunga

The height of the mountain is 8586 meters.

Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was considered the highest peak in the world, but after calculations based on the data of the expedition in 1849, it was proved that the highest mountain is Everest.

For the first time conquered mount Kanchenjunga on may 25, 1955 by George Band and Joe Brown.

4.  Lhotse

Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world – 8516 meters high. Nahoditsya the Tibetan Autonomous region.

It is located on the territory of the Tibetan Autonomous district.

The first successful ascent was made on may 18, 1956 a Swiss expedition which was: Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger.

5. Makalu

Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world. Located in the Central Himalayas, on the border of Nepal with China (Tibetan Autonomous region).

The first attempts to climb began in the mid-50s of the 20th century.

The first successful expedition took place in 1955. French climbers conquered the summit on may 15, 1955. For the present, 17 different routes have been laid to the top of Makalu.

6. Cho Oyu

Cho-Oyu is the sixth highest mountain peak in the world. The height of Cho Oyu 8201 m.

The first successful ascent was made in 1954 by an Austrian expedition, which was: Quiet, Herbert, Joseph, Lechler and Pasang Dawa Lama. For the first time an attempt was made to conquer such a peak without oxygen masks and cylinders, and it was a success. The expedition opened a new page in the history of mountaineering with its success.

For today, 15 different routes have been laid to the top of Cho-Oyu.

7. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri is the highest point of the Dhaulagiri mountain range in the Himalayas. The height of the peak is 8167 meters.

From 1808 to 1832, dhaulagiri I was considered the highest peak in the world. Climbers paid attention to it only in the 50s of the 20th century, and only the eighth expedition was able to conquer the top. The team of the best climbers of Europe under the leadership of max Eiselin reached the summit on 13 may 1960.

8. Manaslu

Manaslu (Kutang) – a mountain that is part of the massif Mansiri-Himal in Nepal.
In 1950, Tilman made the first reconnaissance of the mountain and noted that it is possible to climb from the North-East side. Only 34 years later, after several unsuccessful attempts to reach the summit, 12 January 1984, the Polish climbers Ryszard Maciej Gajewski and he stated for the first time ascended to the main summit of Manaslu.

9. Nanga Parbat


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Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world. Its summit is 8,126 metres above sea level. The mountain is situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It resides at the westernmost point of the Himalayas and is also the furthest west of all the world’s eight thousand metre peaks.

10. Annapurna

Annapurna I is the highest peak of the Annapurna mountain range. The height of the mountain is 8091 meters. It ranks tenth among all the peaks of the world. Also, this peak is considered the most dangerous-the death rate of climbers for all years of climbing is 32%, but in the period from 1990 to the present days, mortality rate has decreased to 17%.