Who does not love adventures? Mountain climbing or mountaineering is also known as “Alpinism”, it is a sport of pleasure, excitement and a reality which gives thrill in adrenaline as never before. Like other ventures mountain climbing is accomplished in a naturally existing field. Mountaineering includes activities like Hiking, Rock Climbing, Crossing glaciers and so on. Moreover it’s a most challenging and wild play, the one fulfilling the task is really brave. Many of the mountain climbers do it as a part of their hobby or as a passion, where some do climbing as a profession and also they get paid for it. As it is still a challenging task the modern services and technology made it quite easier. The National Mountain Climbing Day annually falls on 1 August. Read this article to know more about the history, facts and importance of national mountain climbing day. The article includes the list of mountains in India. The article also includes National Mountain Climbing Day quotes and activities.
History of National Mountain Climbing Day – 01 August 2021
Read below to get to know the history of National mountain climbing day.
- A mountain is a geographic feature that rises about 300 m (1000 feet) or more above its surrounding nature. These landforms define the border of the country. A series of mountains situated together is called a mountain range.
- The National Mountain Climbing Day was initiated in the privilege of Bobby Matthews and his friend Josh Madigan who successfully ascended the 46 high peaks of New York states Adirondack Mountains.
- In the year 2015, the two young men completed the final 46th peak ‘the white face mountain’ on 1 August.
- Later in May 2016, the “Adirondack 46er club” was formally addressed.
List of Highest Mountains in India
Listed below are the mountains with at least 500 meters of topographic standing.
|Name||State||Rank (India)||Height (m)||Range||Standings|
|Saltoro Kangri /K10||Ladakh||4||7,742||Saltoro karakoram||2,160|
|Saser Kanngri/K22||Ladakh||5||7,672||Saser karakoram||2,304|
|Mamostrong Kangri/K35||Ladakh||6||7,516||Rimo karakoram||1,803|
|SASER Kangri II E||Ladakh||7||7,513||Saser karakoram||1,450|
|Saser Kangri III||Ladakh||8||7,495||Saser karakoram||850|
|Teram Kangri I||Ladakh||9||7,462||Siachen karakoram||1,702|
|Jongsong peak||Sikkim||10||7,462||Kangchenjunga Himalaya||1,298|
|Kabru N||Sikkim||12||7,412||Rimo karakoram||780|
|Ghent Kangri||Ladakh||13||7,401||Siachen karakoram||1,493|
|Rimo I||Ladakh||14||7,385||Kangchenjunga karakoram||1,438|
|Teram Kangri III||Ladakh||15||7,382||Garhwal himalaya||520|
|Mana peak||Uttarakhand||17||7,272||Garhwal Himalaya||730|
|Apsarasas Kangri||Ladakh||18||7,245||Siachen karakoram||635|
|Mukut Parbat||Uttarakhand||19||7,242||Garhwal Himalaya||840|
|Rimo III||Ladakh||20||7,233||Rimo karakoram||615|
|Singhi Kangri||Ladakh||21||7,202||Siachen karakoram||790|
|Hardeol||Uttara khand||22||7,161||Kumaon Himalaya||1,291|
|Badrinath peak||Uttarakhand||23||7,138||Garhwal Himalaya||1,594|
|Nun- Kun||Ladakh||24||7,135||Zanskar Himalaya||2,404|
|Trisul I||Uttarakhand||27||7,120||Kumaon Himalaya||1,616|
|Chong Kumdang Ri||Ladakh||30||7,071||Rimo karakoram||851|
|Kangto||Arunachal Pradesh||32||7,060||Assam Himalaya||2,195|
|Nyegyi Kansang||Arunachal Pradesh||33||7,047||Assam Himalaya||1,752|
|Shudu Tsempa||Sikkim||35||7,024||Sikkim himalaya||524|
|Chamshen Kangri/ Tughmo Zarpo||Ladakh||36||7,017||Saser karakoram||657|
|Aq Tash||Ladakh||37||7,016||Rimo himalaya||1,176|
|Chong Kumdang Ri II||Ladakh||38||7,004||Rimo Himalaya||624|
|Rishi Pahar||Uttarakhand||39||6,992||Kumaon Himalaya||622|
|Thalay Sagar||Uttarakhand||40||6,984||Garhwal Himalaya||1,004|
|Mount Lakshmi||Ladakh||41||6,983||Rimo karakoram||800|
|Kedarnath Main||Uttarakhand||42||6,968||Garhwal Himalaya||1,400|
|Saraswathi Parvat I||Uttarakhand||44||6,940||Garhwal Himalaya||900|
|Shahi Kangri||Ladakh||45||6,934||Central Tibetan plateau||1,644|
|Sri Kailash||Uttarakhand||46||6,932||Garhwal Himalaya||1,092|
|Chorten Nyima Ri||Sikkim||48||6,927||Sikkim Himalaya||807|
|Saf Minal / P.6911||Uttarakhand||49||6,911||Garhwal Himalaya||531|
|Panchchuli II||Uttarakhand||50||6,904||Kumaon Himalaya||1,614|
Some Facts About Mountains
Let us check some facts about mountains.
- Around thirty world’s highest mountains are located in the Himalayas.
- Did you know? An average of 6 people die every year climbing Mt. Everest.
- On looking at the tallest mountains in the solar system, five among them are found on Mars.
- The research says’ in the 19th century it recorded nearly 17,500 avalanches over the course of just one year.
- The mountain goats found in North America are not goats, actually they are ‘antelopes’.
- Annapurna is known as the world’s deadliest mountain.
- Sangeeta Aroa is the first woman to climb Everest.
- Did you know? Everest is known as the highest open grave in the world.
- Mauna kea measures about 10,000 meters which is taller than Mount Everest.
- History says approximately 300 people died during the attempt to climb Everest.
- Did you know? Triangulation was the method used by the geographers before the existence of modern technology.
Ways to Celebrate National Mountain Climbing Day
The following are a few activities that can be conducted as part of observation of National Mountain Climbing Day.
- You can use this opportunity to learn more about mountains and to spread knowledge to others.
- The best way is to go for a trip to visit mountains and enjoy the beauty of its nature.
- Trekking is another best option to celebrate. You can go with friends, try out cooking and also you can add some activities.
- Conduct an awareness talk like how to protect mountains. Know and study about the threats.
- Share your National Mountain climbing Day experience on social media.
National Mountain Climbing Day 2021 Quotes
Read below few quotes on National Mountain Climbing Day
- “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”- Theodore Roethke
- “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”- Edmund Hillary
- “The climb might be tough and challenging,but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away.”- Victoria Arlen
- “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.”- Dag Hammarskjold
- “Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”- Richard M. Nixon
- “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”- Nelson Mandela
- “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”-Robert W. Service
- “When you reach the top, that’s when the climb begins.”- Michael Caine
- “You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional.”- Mark Udall
- “We can climb mountains with self-love.”- Samira Wiley
- “Anytime you finish a climb, there’s always the next thing you can try.”-Alex Honnold
- “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.”- Julian Lennon
Choose a destiny, grab some friends, Pack up! Let’s celebrate this adventure’s day, “National Mountain Climbing Day” on 1 August 2021.