Aconcagua, South America
With its cone-shaped peak rising at 6,962 m (22,841 ft), Cerro Aconcagua holds the title as the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest mountain outside Asia. Located in the Andes mountain range of Argentina, Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres.
McKinley, North America
Elbrus’ earliest name was Strobilus, Latin for ‘pine cone,’ from the ancient Greek strobilos, meaning ‘a twisted object’, a botanical term that describes the shape of the volcano’s peak.
Puncak Jaya, Australia (Oceana)
The name Puncak translates to ‘peak’ or ‘mountain’ and Jaya means ‘victory’, ‘victorious’ or ‘glorious’.
Vinson Massif, Antarctica
Mount Everest, Asia
For centuries, Tibetans called the mountain Chomolungma, meaning: mother goddess of the universe. In 1865, it was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society.
From well experienced mountaineers to novice climbers, Everest attracts climbers of all levels, all willing to pay large amount of professional mountain guides to complete a successful climb in addition to the required expensive permit to climb costing up to US $25,000 per person.