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Highest Mountains

The top fourteen highest mountains in the world, with peaks measuring over 8,000 metres in altitude

Known as the eight-thousanders, they are all located in the Himalayas mountain range

Rank Mountain Location Height
1EverestChina and Nepal8,850 metres
2K2China and Pakistan8,611 metres
3KanchenjungaIndia and Nepal8,586 metres
4LhotseChina and Nepal8,516 metres
5MakaluTibet and Nepal8,462 metres
6Cho OyuTibet and Nepal8,201 metres
7DhaulagiriNepal8,167 metres
8ManasluNepal8,163 metres
9Nanga ParbatPakistan8,126 metres
10AnnapumaNepal8,091 metres
11Gasherbrum I (K5)China and Pakistan8,068 metres
12Broad PeakChina and Pakistan8,047 metres
13Gasherbrum II (K4)China and Pakistan8,035 metres
14ShishapangmaTibet8,027 metres

Mountains of the UK

The highest mountains around the UK

Mountain Range Country Height
Ben NevisThe CairngormsScotland1344 metres
SnowdonSnowdonia, part of the Cambrian mountain rangeWales1085 metres
Scafell PikeThe Cumbrian MountainsEngland977 metres
Slieve DonardThe Mourne MountainsNorthern Ireland852 metres

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