This is a list of the most famous mountains in the world (and some other ones we found information on on the way).

We have been asked what the definition of a mountain is.  The only description we could find is that a mountain is steeper and higher than a hill.

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Mountain Height (m) Mountain Range Country Comments

Aconcagua

6958

Andes

Argentina

highest mountain in South America

Adam's Peak

2243

 

Sri Lanka

 

Aiguille Verte

4122

Alps

France

 

Aiguille de BlaitiŔre

3522

Alps

France

 

Aiguille du Midi

3842

Alps

France

 

Alagoz

4095

 

Armenia

extinguished volcano

Aletschhorn

4195

Bernese Alps

Switzerland

 

Alphubel

4206

Alps

Switzerland

 

Anai Mudi

2695

Southern Ghats

India

 

Annapurna I

8078

Himalayas

Nepal

 

Annapurna II

7938

Himalayas

Nepal

 

Aran Fawddwy

905

Cambrians

Wales

 

Babia Gˇra

1725

Beskid Zywiecki

Poland

 

Ben Alder

1145

Grampians

Scotland

 

Ben Lawers

1214

Grampians

Scotland

 

Ben Lomond

974

 

Scotland

 

Ben Lui

1130

 

Scotland

 

Ben Macdhui

1309

Grampians

Scotland

 

Ben More

1171

Grampians

Scotland

 

Ben Nevis

1343

Grampians

Scotland

highest mountain in Great Britain

Biberkopf

2599

 

Germany

 

Boundary Peak

4005

 

USA

highest point in Nevada

Braeriach

1295

Grampians

Scotland

 

Breithorn

4165

Alps

Switzerland

 

Broad-highest

8050

 

Kashmir

 

Broad-middle

8000

 

Kashmir

 

Brocken

3747

Harz

Germany

 

Bruach na Frithe

958

Black Cuillins

Scotland

 

Cairn Gorm

1245

Grampians

Scotland

 

Cairn Toul

1293

Grampians

Scotland

 

Carrantuohill

1041

 

Ireland

highest mountain in Ireland

Castor

4228

Alps

Switzerland

 

Catinaccio

2981

Dolomites

Italy

aka Rosengarten

Cerro Negro

5703

Andes

Bolivia

 

Cerro Poincenot

3002

Andes

Argentina

 

Cerro Torre

3102

Andes

Argentina

 

Chimborazo

6310

Andes

Ecuador

highest mountain in Andes

Cho Oyu

8150

 

China, Nepal

 

Citlaltepetl

0

 

Mexico

aka Pico de Orizaba

Clingmans Dome

2024

     

Communism Peak

7495

Russian Pamirs

Tajikistan

aka Garmo Peak, formerly Stalin Peak

Cotopaxi

5897

Andes

Ecuador

 

Denali

6194

Alaska Range

Alaska

aka Mount McKinley

Dent Blanche

4356

Alps

Switzerland

 

Dhaulagiri

8168

 

Nepal

 

Dom

4545

Alps

Switzerland

 

Dreizinnen

3003

Dolomites

Italy

aka le tre Cime

Dristner

2765

Alps

Austria

 

Dufourspitze

4634

Walese Alps

Switzerland

 

Eisack

0

Dolomites

   

El Morado

5060

Andes

Chili

 

El'brus

5633

Caucasus

Russia

highest mountain in Europe, border between Europe and Asia

Elie De Beaumont

3117

 

New Zealand

 

Etsch

0

Dolomites

South Tirol

southern kalkalpen

Feldberg

1493

Black Forrest

Germany

highest point of Black Forrest

Finsteraarhorn

4274

Bernese Alps

Switzerland

 

Fitz Roy

3405

Andes

Argentina?

 

Fritz Range

2233

 

New Zealand

 

Galdh°piggen

2469

Jotunheimen

Norway

 

Gasherbrum I

8070

Karakoram

Kashmir

 

Gasherbrum II

8030

Karakoram

Kashmir

 

Gasherbrum III

7950

Karakoram

Kashmir

 

Glittertind

2452

Jotunheimen

Norway

 

Godwin Austen

0

Karakoram

Kashmir

 

Gosainthan

8012

Himalayas

China

 

Granaty

2239

High Tatra

Poland

 

Grand Combin

4314

Alps

Switzerland

 

Grand Teton

4197

 

USA?

 

Grossglockner

3797

Tyrolean Alps

Austria

highest mountain in Austria

Half Dome

2695

 

USA

 

Hallett Peak

3875

 

USA

 

Harney Peak

2207

Black Hills

South Dakota, Wyoming

 

Hestbrepiggen

2172

 

Norway

 

Hohberghorn

4219

Alps

Switzerland

 

Illimani

6451

Andes

Bolivia

 

Jaworzyna

1114

Beskid Sadecki

Poland?

 

Jaya

5030

 

Indonesia

 

Jungfrau

0

Bernese Alps

   

K2

8611

Himalayas

Kashmir

aka Mount Godwin Austen

Kamet

7760

 

India

 

Kangchenjunga

8590

Himalayas

India, Nepal

 

Kangchenjunga, S Peak

8470

Himalayas

India, Nepal

 

Kangchenjunga, W Peak

8420

Himalayas

India, Nepal

 

Kibo

5895

Kilimanjaro

Tanzania, Kenya

highest mountain in Africa, extinct volcano

Kosciusko

2228

 

Australia

highest mountain in Australia

Latemar

2865

Dolomites

Italy

 

Le Tre Cime

3003

Dolomites

Italy

 

Lenzspitze

4294

Alps

Switzerland

 

Lhotse I

8511

Himalayas

China, Nepal

 

Lhotse II

7589

Himalayas

China, Nepal

 

Liskamm

4527

Alps

Switzerland

 

Llotse E Peak

8380

 

China, Nepal

 

Longs Peak

4345

 

USA?

 

Ludwigshoehe

4311

Alps

Switzerland

 

Makalu I

8470

 

China, Nepal

 

Manaslu

8130

 

Nepal

 

Marmolada

3342

Alps

Italy

 

Matterhorn

4477

Walese Alps

France, Switzerland

aka Mont Cervin, Monte Cervino

Mauna Kea

4205

 

USA, Hawaii

 

Mawensi

5149

Kilimanjaro

Tanzania, Kenya

extinct volcano

Mitre Peak

1692

 

New Zealand

 

Mont Blanc

4810

Alps

France, Italy

highest mountain in Western Europe, highest mountain in the Alps

Mont Blanc du Tacul

4248

Alps

France

 

Mont Cervin

4477

Alps

France, Switzerland

 

Mont Maudit

4465

Alps

France

 

Mont-Dore

1886

Alps

France

 

Monte Cervino

4477

Alps

France, Switzerland

 

Monte Pelmo

3168

Alps

Italy

 

Monte Rosa

4634

Walese Alps

Switzerland

 

Moro Rock

2050

 

USA

 

Mount Asama

0

 

Japan

 

Mount Bogong

1984

Australian Alps

Australia

 

Mount Bryan

934

Mount Lofty Range

SE Australia

highest peak in range

Mount Cook

3764

 

New Zealand

 

Mount Egmont

2518

 

New Zealand

 

Mount Evans

4348

 

USA

 

Mount Everest

8848

Himalayas

Nepal,Tibet

highest mountain

Mount Feathertop

1923

Australian Alps

Australia

 

Mount Fugen

1360

 

Japan

volcano, erupted in 1991

Mount Fujijama

3378

 

Japan

aka Mount Fuji or Fuji-san, dormant volcano, sakred mountain

Mount Godwin Austen

8611

Himalayas

Kashmir

aka K2

Mount Hamilton

1356

 

California

 

Mount Kennedy

4235

 

Canada

 

Mount Kenya

5199

 

Central Kenya

aka Kirinyaga, extinct volcano

Mount Kilimanjaro

5895

 

Tanzania, Kenya

highest point in Africa, comprises 3 extinct volcanos

Mount Kosciusko

2228

Australian Alps

Australia

prev ka Mount Townsend

Mount Logan

6051

 

Canada

highest mountain in Canada

Mount McKinley

6194

Alaska Range

Alaska

aka Denali, highest mountain in North America, named after president William McKinley

Mount Mitchell

2044

Black Mountains (Appalaches)

   

Mount Rainier

0

 

USA/WA

highest perpetually snow-clad peak with the largest glacial system in the continental US, sleeping volcano

Mount Whitney

4418

Sierra Nevadas

USA

highest point in the lower 48 states

Mulhacen

3482

Sierra Nevada

Spain

highest mountain in Spain

Muz Tag Ata

7550

 

China

 

Nadelhorn

4327

Alps

Switzerland

 

Nanda Devi, High

7816

Himalayas

India

 

Nanda Devi, Low

7436

Himalayas

India

 

Nanga Parbat

8130

Himalayas

Kashmir

 

Nevados de Payachata

6330

Andes

Chile

 

Nevados de Putre

5408

Andes

Chile

 

Nordend

4608

Alps

Switzerland

 

Obergabelhorn

4063

Alps

Switzerland

 

Ojos del Salado

6910

 

Argentina, Chile

 

Orla Perc

2182

High Tatra

Poland

 

Parrotspitze

4436

Alps

Switzerland

 

Piave

0

Dolomites

   

Pic Bette

2286

Tibesti Massif

Libya

 

Pico de Neblina

3014

Brazilian Highlands

Brazil

highest point in Brazil

Pico de Orizaba

5610

 

Mexico

aka Citlaltepetl

Pilsko

1557

Beskid Zywiecki

Poland

 

Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire

826

 

Mauritius

highest peak in Mauritius

Pobedy Peak

7440

 

Kyrgysztan

 

Qilin Mountains

5826

 

China

 

Qornet es Saouda

3087

 

Lebanon

 

Rakaposhi

7790

 

Kashmir

 

Rimfischhorn

4199

Alps

Switzerland

 

Rosengarten

2981

Dolomites

Italy

aka Catinaccio

Rysy

2499

High Tatra

Poland

highest mountain in Poland

Sakurajima

1117

Kagoshima

Japan

1914 it joined island to mainland with overflow, Japan's most active volcano

Scafell Peak

978

Lake District

England

highest mountain in England

Schneekoppe

1602

Riesengebirge

Germany, Tschechnia

 

Schroetterhorn

3386

Alps

Italy

 

Schwarzhorn

4322

Alps

Switzerland

 

Sgurr Alasdair

993

Black Cuillins

Scotland

 

Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

948

Black Cuillins

Scotland

 

Shira

3778

Kilimanjaro

Tanzania

extinct volcano

Signalkuppe

4556

Alps

Switzerland

 

Simonyspitzen

3488

Alps

Austria

 

Skardstinden

2373

 

Norway

 

Slieve Donard

0

Mountains of Mourne

Northern Ireland

highest mountain in Northern Ireland

Snowdon

1085

 

Wales

highest mountain in Wales, aka Yr Wyddfa

Stecknadelhorn

4241

Alps

Switzerland

 

Strahlhorn

4190

Alps

Switzerland

 

Table Top Mountain

1088

Capetown

South Africa

 

Taeaschhorn

4490

Alps

Switzerland

 

The Inaccessible Peak

986

Black Cuillins

Scotland

 

Tirich Mir

7690

 

Pakistan

 

Torres del Paine

2800

Andes

Chile?

 

Ulugh Muztagh

7720

 

Tibet

 

Venusberg

0

 

Germany

 

Vincent Pyramide

4215

Alps

Italy?

 

Vinson Massif

5140

 

Antarctic

highest mountain in Antarctica

Volcan Antuco

3585

Andes

Chile

 

Volcan Lanin

3747

Andes

Argentina

 

Volcan Lascar

5154

Andes

Chile

 

Volcan Licancabur

5916

Andes

Chile

 

Volcan Llaima

3125

Andes

Chile

 

Volcan San Jose

5890

Andes

Chile

 

Weisshorn

4505

Alps

Switzerland

 

Wetterhorn

0

Bernese Alps

   

Wheeler Peak

4011

 

USA/NM

 

Wheeler Peak

3982

 

USA/NV

 

Wildspitze

3774

Oztal Alps

Austria

 

Yr Wyddfa

1085

 

Wales

aka Mount Snowdon

Zinalrothorn

4221

Alps

Switzerland

 

Zugspitze

2964

Alps

Germany

highest mountain in Germany

Zumsteinspitze

4563

Alps

Switzerland

 

Mountains of the World