Mountains are the center of beauty and the symbol of rigidity. They teach us to remain to be intact no matter what the conditions are. Most people know only a few things about these ultimate structures on the Earth made up of rock and Earth mainly but there are a lot of things that we have never heard about certain mountains. And thus I have brought up 18 Amazing Facts About Mountains that will fascinate you about them.
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So let’s start this journey to uncover 18 Amazing Facts About Mountains that will be so interesting and you might be reading these for the first time.
18 Amazing Facts About Mountains
Mountains can be formed due to some processes including the eruption of volcanoes, collision of tectonic plates or Earth’s crust and resulting upward folding of rock, etc. The Mountains are different from the other flat places on the Earth and they have a different climate and wildlife.
In this write-up, I will share some fascinating facts about Mountains so that you can know more than just the vastness of the mountains. So let’s start with 18 Amazing Facts About Mountains one by one.
- The height of Mountains is calculated above the sea level.
- The height of Mount Everest is increasing by 4mm every year. It could happen because the Indian sub-continent is still creeping around 5cm in the North, which results in the 4mm increasing height of Mt Everest and 10mm of other mountains.
- An average of 6 people die every year in the attempt of summiting Mount Everest.
- Mountains are not only outside but also inside the sea. Some mountain peaks appear as islands.
- Mount Vema is the tallest undersea mountain situated in South Atlantic Ocean.
- The tallest Mountain in our Solar System is Olympus Mons which is situated on Mars.
- Mount Everest is the tallest Mountain on our planet but Mauna Kea – an active volcanic mountain of Hawaii island is the heaviest one.
- Mount Kilimanjaro is a mountain that lets you experience three climates tropical, temperate, and arctic in one mountain.
- There are only 14 Mountains with a height of 8000+ meters and they are all present in the Himalayas and Karakoram Range.
- K-2 Mountain from Karakoram Range is known as Savage Mountain because it is very deadliest to climb this mountain. It seems like K-2 is trying to kill you at every moment. There are only a few certain ways to climb K-2.
- There is one mountain in New Zealand whose name consists of 85 characters and it is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Local people call it Taumata Hill in short.
- Mount Denali is the highest peak in North America, it is also known as Mount McKinley.
- Mount Denali is the coolest place on the Earth ever recorded with a temperature of -118F.
- Mount Blanc is the tallest in Western Europe and it is considered the ruler of mountains in Europe.
- Mountains make up about 1/5 of the earth’s landscape.
- 12% population on Earth lives in the Mountains.
- The eruption of Mount St. Helen in 1980 killed 57 people.
- Around 80% of freshwater present on the earth originates from the Mountains.
So these were the 18 Amazing Facts About Mountains and here I am also sharing some bonus facts for your extra knowledge and to keep increasing your fascination regarding mountains.
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7 Interesting Facts About Mount Fuji
Here I am sharing some 7 interesting facts about Mount Fuji – one of the three Holi Mountains of Japan.
- Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan.
- The last eruption of Mount Fuji was in the year 1707 and it is still an active volcano.
- The peak of Mount Fuji is a Private Property owned by the Sengen Grand Shrine.
- The Japanese government banned women from climbing Mount Fuji in 1872.
- Tatsu Takayama was the first woman to climb Mt Fuji after 40 years of this bill pass.
- Jitsukawa Yoshinobu holds the record for the most number of climbs on Mt Fuji.
- Aokigahara is a forest known as the Suicide Forest situated at the foot of Mt Fuji.
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10 Interesting Facts About K-2
Here I am sharing 10 Interesting facts about the deadliest Mountain on Earth.
- K-2 is the second tallest mountain on the Earth.
- K-2 is one of the 14 eight-thousanders in the world that has a height of over 8000m.
- K-2 is surrounded by 5 mountains that are also listed in the top 17 highest peaks.
- George Bell named K-2 the Savage Mountain in 1953 while describing it as – “a savage mountain that tries to kill you”.
- Till now no one has been able to climb K-2 either from the East side or in the Wintertime.
- Well, in January 2021, Nepali climber Nimsdai Purja with his team of 10 members make it to climb K-2 in the Winter Season.
- Ashraf Aman was the first Pakistani to climb K-2.
- Polish Cliber Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman to climb K-2 on 23rd June 1986. She died while climbing Kangchenjunga as a part of a bid to become the first woman to summit all 14 eight-thousanders.
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Mountains are much more than they appear. They are an important part of our life and contribute the largest factor to the climate and ecosystem. These beautiful structures give a soothing and calming vibe that is a key role in our daily life. Many people’s mindset completely changes after meeting these mountains.
In this write-up of 18 Amazing Facts About Mountains, I have tried to keep your fascination at the peak of Mount Everest. Hope you also like the bonus facts that included 7 Interesting Facts About Mount Fuji and 10 Interesting Facts About K-2.
Which is the oldest Mountian Range in India?
The Aravalli Range is not only India’s oldest mountain range but it is also Wolrd’s oldest mountain range and Guru Shikhar is the highest peak in the Aravalli range at 1722 meters from sea level.