Adventure Around the Earth

Adventure Around the Earth

Earth’s Mountain Ranges

Earth’s Biggest Mountains: Fourteen 8000m Peaks

Eight-thousanders are the 14 highest mountains in the world that stand above 8000 meters or 26,247 feet above sea level. They are all in either the Himalayan or Karakoram mountain ranges of Asia. Each summit is within the death zone.

  1. Mt. Everest – 29,035 ft. or 8848m
  2. K2 – 28,251 ft. or 8611m
  3. Kangchenjunga – 28,169 ft. or 8586m)
  4. Lhotse – 27,940 ft. or 8516m
  5. Makalu – 27,838 ft. or 8485m
  6. Cho Oyu – 26,906 ft. or 8201m
  7. Dhaulagiri I – 26,795 ft. or 8167m
  8. Manaslu – 26,781 ft. or 8163m
  9. Nanga Parbat – 26,660 ft. or 8126m
  10. Annapurna I – 26,660 ft. or 8091m
  11. Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) – 26,444 ft. or 8080m
  12. Broad Peak – 26,414 ft. or 8051m
  13. Gasherbrum II – 26,362 ft. or 8035m
  14. Shishapagma – 26,335 ft. or 8027m

First Summiteer of all 14 Eight-thousanders: Reinhold Messner (1970-1986; age 42; Italian)

Read more about each Eight-thousander here.

7 Summits: The 7 Highest Points On Each Continent

  1. Mt. Everest, 29,035 ft. (8848m), Asia
  2. Aconcagua, 22,838 ft. (6961m), South America
  3. Denali, 20,320 ft. (6194m), North America
  4. Kilimanjaro, 19,340 ft. (5,895m), Africa
  5. Mt. Elbrus 18,510 ft. (5,642m), Europe
  6. Mount Vinson 16,050 ft. (4892m), Antarctica
  7. Puncak Jaya, 16,024 ft. (4884m), Australasia
  8. Mount Kosciuszko, 7,310 ft. (2228m), Australia

Read more about each of the 7 summits here.

Aconcagua

Earth’s Rivers

Africa

  • Nile
    • Source: Tributaries of Lake Victoria, Africa
    • Outflow: Mediterranean Sea
    • Length: 4,180 miles (6,690 km)
    • World’s longest river

Asia

  • Chang Jiang (Yangtze)
    • Source: Tibetan Plateau, China
    • Outflow: China Sea
    • Length: 3,602 miles (

Australia

  • A
    • Source:
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Europe

  • A
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North America

  • Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock a
    • Source: Red Rock, Montana
    • Outflow: Gulf of Mexico
    • Length: 3,710 miles (5,970 km)

South America

  • Amazon
    • Source: Glacier-fed lakes, Peru
    • Outflow: Atlantic Ocean
    • Length: 3,912 miles (6,296 km)

Best Hiking Trails (Treks) in the World

Multi-day Trekking Routes

Multi-day Trekking Routes

  • Inca Trail, Peru
    • Distance: 43km
    • Duration: 4 days
    • When to go: May to September
  • Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    • Distance: 51-72km
    • Duration: 5-8 days
    • When to go: September to March
  • Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Italy, and Switzerland
    • Distance: 170km
    • Duration: 8 days
    • When to go: June to September
  • Everest Base Camp, Nepal
    • Distance: 62km
    • Duration: 13 days
    • When to go: March & April – August to November
  • W Circuit, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
    • Distance: 100km
    • Duration: 4-6 days
    • When to go: December to March
  • Routeburn Track, New Zealand
    • Distance: 32km
    • Duration: 1-5 days
    • When to go: October to April
  • John Muir Trail, California, USA
    • Distance: 340km
    • Duration: 3 weeks
    • When to go: July to September
  • Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia
    • Distance: 65km
    • Duration: 6 days
    • When to go: October to May
  • K2 Base Camp, Pakistan
    • Distance: 9km
    • Duration: 15 days
    • When to go: June to August
  • The Snowman Trek, Bhutan
    • Distance: 328km
    • Duration: 24 days
    • When to go: October
  • The Haute Route, France and Switzerland
    • Distance: 100 miles
    • Duration: 11 days
    • When to go: June to September
  • Oberland Traverse, Switzerland
    • Distance:
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    • When to go: June to September
  • The O Route, Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
    • Distance:
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    • When to go: December to March
  • Sierra Crest Trail, California, USA
  • Pacific Crest Trail, West Coast, USA
  • Appalachian Trail, East Coast, USA
  • Teton Crest Trail, Wyoming, USA
  • West Coast Trail, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sunshine Coast Trail, British Columbia, Canada
  • Chilkoot Trail, Canada, Alaska, USA
  • Long Range Traverse, Newfoundland, Labrador, Canada
  • Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim, Arizona, USA
  • Fitz Roy Trail, Argentina
  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
  • Langtang Trek, Nepal
  • Camino de Santiago, Spain
  • Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway
  • Cinque Terre Trek, Italy
  • Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Bay of Fires Walk, Tasmania
  • Milford Track, New Zealand
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
  • The Continental Divide Trail, Canada to Mexico via USA
1-3 Day Hikes
  • Half Dome Hike, California, USA
  • Angel’s Landing, Utah, USA
  • Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Mount Kailash, Tibet

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