Mountain climbing is a travel activity for extremists, but the peaks symbolize dreams envisioned by travelers and stagnant citizens alike. This video quickly and beautifully highlights their grandeur.
Five of the 10 most notable mountains in the world are located in Asia. The highest climbed, highest unclimbed, and most sacred mountain are each partially placed in Tibet.
The most climbed mountain is the U.S. but its height pales in comparison to the highest free-standing mountain in Tanzania.
The video For the Love of Mountains by motions graphic designer Al Boardman visualizes the size of ten of the most notable mountains in the world. The video was chosen by Visual.ly as one of the 20 most powerful storytelling videos of 2013.
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Photo credit: A man climbs the Cotopaxi Mountain in Ecuador. Peter Gene / Flickr