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Mountains: General

The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere Click to show or hide the answer
Regarded by Armenians as a symbol of their country, although politically part of Turkey since 1915 Click to show or hide the answer
Mountain to the west of (i.e. inland from) Rio de Janeiro city centre, famous for the statue of Christ the Redeemer – 710 m (2,329 ft). (cf. Sugarloaf Mountain) Click to show or hide the answer
Name means The Ogre; sits between the Mönch (the Monk) and the Jungfrau ( the young girl) in the Bernese Alps; the White Spider is the name given to a notorious ice field on the north face of; the north face is nicknamed the Murder Wall (Mordwand in German – "north wall" is Nordwand) Click to show or hide the answer
Known locally as Chomolungma Feng or Sagarmatha (translating as Goddess Mother of the World, in Tibetan and Nepalese respectively); provisionally named Peak XV, on discovery by the British Great Trigonometric Survey of India in 1849 Click to show or hide the answer
Yosemite National Park's most famous peak, named after its unmistakeable profile Click to show or hide the answer
Highest mountain in the Karakoram range; name Mount Godwin–Austen was rejected by the RGS, but still appears on some maps; local name Chogori ("big mountain") has little authenticity. Commonly referred to in Balti as Kechu or Ketu Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
K2: K stands for Click to show or hide the answer
Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira are the three volcanic cones of; Uhuru Peak (19,341 ft, 5,895m) is the highest point of Click to show or hide the answer
K1 was found to have the local name Click to show or hide the answer
Known in French as Mont Cervin, Italian as Monte Cervino Click to show or hide the answer
The highest mountain in Hawaii (13,803 ft / 4,207 m), the world's second highest island peak, and the world's highest mountain from base to summit; its height and position make it ideal for astronomical observations, and it has several observatories Click to show or hide the answer
The world's largest active volcano: largest of the five volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaii, by land area; but (at 13,679 ft / 4,169 m) 124 feet lower in altitude than Mauna Kea Click to show or hide the answer
Second highest peak in the Alps Click to show or hide the answer
Highest peak in the Rockies, and the second highest peak in the contiguous USA (14,440 ft, 4,401 m) Click to show or hide the answer
Second highest mountain in Africa: local name Kirinyaga Click to show or hide the answer
Denali is the local name of Click to show or hide the answer
Highest point on the Caribbean island of Martinique (1,397 m, 4,583 ft): a semi–active volcano, its name means "bald' or 'peeled' mountain Click to show or hide the answer
Highest mountain in the Cascade range, Washington state (14,411 ft.); the most heavily glaciated mountain in the lower 48 states; eponymous centrepiece of a national park; known to native Americans as Tacoma, but best known by the name given to it by George Vancouver, the first European to see it, in honour of a naval friend of his. An active (but dormant) volcano Click to show or hide the answer
Highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies (12,972 ft, 3,954 m) Click to show or hide the answer
Known to native Americans as "Six Grandfathers"; given its English name in 1885, after a prominent New York lawyer Click to show or hide the answer
The world's highest island peak (New Guinea –16,023 ft / 4,884 m): also known as Carstenz Pyramid Click to show or hide the answer
Mountain on a peninsula at the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar): 396 m (1,299 ft). (cf. Corcovado) Click to show or hide the answer
Overlooks Cape Town (South Africa); the Devil's Peak and the Lion's Heart are features of Click to show or hide the answer

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