Friday, 15 January 2010

The Seven Summits

Now, this is interesting.  It is a long time - a very long time since I was at school and studied geography but even then I could probably only name the highest mountain on earth.

However, there being seven continents, what is the name of the highest summit on each of them?  I have to admit I could not name them all by any means - and it was only educated guesses which led me to the answers for the ones I did get.

I had no idea at all what was the highest peak in South America (see picture, right).  I am unsure as to whether I had ever heard of it before. Of course, I am not going to tell you what it is here - click the link to find out for yourself.

As a European I should be thoroughly ashamed that I did not know the name of the highest mountain in Europe!

Fortunately, has come up with this cool list - as well as some truly amazing photographs, with which to give us a gentle reminder of what should be general knowledge.

The Seven Summits | Scienceray