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World’s Seven Volcanic Summits UPSC NOTE


World’s Seven Volcanic Summits

  • The Volcanic Seven Summits are the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents, just as the Seven Summits are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. 

  • Summiting all seven is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first postulated as such in 1999.

  • Two of the Volcanic Seven Summits are also in the Seven Summits list. 

    • Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus, which were formed volcanically, are the highest peaks of their respective continents.

Volcanic Seven Summits (sorted by elevation)

1. Ojos del Salado

  • Continent: South America

  • Range: Andes

  • Country: Argentina, Chile

2. Mount Giluwe

  • Continent: Australia

  • Range: Southern Highlands

  • Country: Papua New Guinea

3. Pico de Orizaba

  • Continent: North America

  • Range: Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

  • Country: Mexico

4. Mount Elbrus

  • Continent: Europe

  • Range: Caucasus

  • Country: Russia

5. Damavand

  • Continent: Asia

  • Range: Alborz

  • Country: Iran

6. Mount Sidley

  • Continent: Antarctica

  • Range: Executive Committee Range

  • Country: Antarctica

7. Kilimanjaro

  • Continent: Africa

  • Country: Tanzania

Recently in news

  • Milasha Joseph, The young woman from Mararikulam in Alappuzha has scaled three mountains — Kilimanjaro, Damavand and Elbrus — in the past 21 months.



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