How many of the world’s most famous mountains and peaks can you name on sight alone? We’ve posted 25 photos below. After you’ve made a guess, move your mouse over the image to see the answer. We’ve provided a bonus hint for each mountain.
Hint: Highest peak in the Southern and Western Hemispheres
Hint: Josef Naus recorded the first climb in 1820
Hint: Fifth highest mountain in the world
Hint: Named for the former state geologist of California
Hint: Ancestral home of the Kĩkũyũ, Ameru, Embu and Maasaitribes
Hint: Reportedly home to the ‘world’s nastiest outhouse’
Hint: Smallest topographical prominence among all peaks above 8,000 feet.
Hint: Name translates to ‘The High One’
Hint: Considered the world’s second most prominent volcanic peak
Hint: Its famous cable car was installed in 1929
Hint: Nicknamed the ‘Savage Mountain’ on account of its high climber fatality rate (1 in 4)
Hint: Highest among all ‘Decade Volcanoes’
Hint: Prominently featured in three of the 50 highest-grossing films of all time.
Hint: Name translates to ‘Neck of the Moon’
Hint: Its most popular route is the northeast Hörnli ridge
Hint: Andrew Waugh, British surveyor general of India, named it after his predecessor
Hint: The highest free-standing mountain in the world
Hint: From the Quechua for ‘Earth River’
Hint: One of the world’s most recognizable inselbergs, or ‘island mountains’
Hint: Considered the highest mountain in the world until the 1850s
Hint: Situated less than 50 miles from the world’s ninth largest city
Hint: In 1808, Marie Paradis became the first woman to reach its summit