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Nanda Devi
Nanda Devi
Nanda Devi
is the second highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country. (Kangchenjunga, which is higher, is on the border of India
India
and Nepal.) It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world. It was considered the highest mountain in the world before computations in 1808 proved Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri
to be higher. It was also the highest mountain in India
India
before 1975 when Sikkim, the state in which Kangchenjunga
Kangchenjunga
is located, joined the Republic of India. It is part of the Greater Himalayas, and is located in Chamoli
Chamoli
district of Uttarakhand, between the Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east. The peak, whose name means "Bliss-Giving Goddess",[4] is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya
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Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region[6] (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى‎; SASM/GNC: Xinjang Uyĝur Aptonom Rayoni; Chinese: 新疆维吾尔自治区; pinyin: Xīnjiāng Wéiwú’ěr Zìzhìqū) is a provincial-level autonomous region of China
China
in the northwest of the country. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and the eighth largest country subdivision in the world, spanning over 1.6 million km2 (640,000 square miles).[1] Xinjiang
Xinjiang
contains the disputed territory of Aksai Chin, which is administered by China. Xinjiang
Xinjiang
borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Pakistan
and India
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The Times
The Times
The Times
is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788. The Times
The Times
and its sister paper The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times
(founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK, in turn wholly owned by News Corp
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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Summit
A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak", and "zenith" are synonymous.Contents1 Definition1.1 Western United States 1.2 Summit
Summit
climbing equipment2 See also 3 References 4 External linksDefinition[edit] The term "top" is generally used only for a mountain peak that is located some distance from the nearest point of higher elevation. For example, a big massive rock next to the main summit of a mountain is not considered a summit. Summits near a higher peak, with some prominence or isolation, but not reaching a certain cutoff value for the quantities, are often considered subsummits (or subpeaks) of the higher peak, and are considered as part of the same mountain. A pyramidal peak is an exaggerated form produced by ice erosion of a mountain top
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Pithoragarh
Pithoragarh
Pithoragarh
is a town with a Municipal Board in the Pithoragarh district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, which was carved out of the Almora district
Almora district
in 1960.Conten
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Bageshwar
Bageshwar
Bageshwar
is a city and a municipal board in Bageshwar district
Bageshwar district
in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located at a distance of 470 km from the National Capital New Delhi
New Delhi
and 332 km from the State Capital Dehradun.[1] Bageshwar
Bageshwar
is known for its scenic beauty, Glaciers, Rivers
Rivers
and Temples. It is also the administrative headquarters of Bageshwar
Bageshwar
district.[2] Situated on the confluence of Sarju and Gomati rivers,[3][4] Bageshwar is surrounded by the mountains of Bhileshwar and Nileshwar to its east and west and by the Suraj Kund in the north and Agni Kund in the south
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Bhagavata Purana
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu
Hindu
textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma
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K2
K2 (Urdu: کے ٹو ‬‎), also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori (Balti and Urdu: چھوغوری‬‎),[3] is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest
Mount Everest
(8,848 metres), at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level. It is located on the China– Pakistan
Pakistan
border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.[4] K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram
Karakoram
range and the highest point in both Pakistan
Pakistan
and Xinjiang. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders
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Mountain Pass
A mountain pass is a navigable route through a mountain range or over a ridge. Since many of the world's mountain ranges have presented formidable barriers to travel, passes have been important since before recorded history, and have played a key role in trade, war, and migration. At lower elevations it may be called a hill pass. The highest vehicle-accessible pass in the world appears to be Mana Pass, located in the Himalayas
Himalayas
on the border between India
India
and Tibet.Contents1 Overview 2 Synonyms 3 Around the world 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOverview[edit]Idealised mountain pass represented as the green line; the saddle point is in red.Mountain passes make use of a gap, saddle, or col (also sometimes a notch, the low point in a ridge)
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North Pole
Coordinates: 90°N 0°W / 90°N -0°E / 90; -0An azimuthal projection showing the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
and the North Pole. The map also shows the 75th parallel north
75th parallel north
and 60th parallel north. Sea ice
Sea ice
at the North Pole
North Pole
in 2006The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole
North Pole
or Terrestrial North Pole, is (subject to the caveats explained below) defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface. The North Pole
North Pole
is the northernmost point on the Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. It defines geodetic latitude 90° North, as well as the direction of true north
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Dhaulagiri
The Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri
massif in Nepal
Nepal
extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri
I is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level, and the highest mountain within the borders of a single country (Nepal). It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition. The mountain's name is धौलागिरी (dhaulāgirī) in Nepali
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Sherpa People
Sherpa are a Tibetic ethnic group native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal, China, Bhutan
Bhutan
and India, the Himalayas. The term sherpa or sherwa derives from the Sherpa language words shar ("east") and wa ("people"), a reference to their geographical origin in northeastern Tibet.[2]:2 Most Sherpa people
Sherpa people
live in eastern regions of Nepal; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling valley and in the Helambu
Helambu
region north of Kathmandu. Tengboche
Tengboche
is the oldest Sherpa village in Nepal. Sherpa people
Sherpa people
also live in China, Bhutan, as well as in the Indian states of Sikkim
Sikkim
and the northern portion of West Bengal, specifically the district of Darjeeling
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Annapurna
Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Newar: अन्नपूर्णा) is a massif in the Himalayas
Himalayas
in north-central Nepal
Nepal
that includes one peak over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).[3] The massif is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge
Kali Gandaki Gorge
on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley
Pokhara Valley
on the south. At the western end the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I Main is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres (26,545 ft) above sea level. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 square kilometres (2,946 sq mi) Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal
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Mount Everest
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal
Mahalangur Himal
sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China
China
( Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region) and Nepal
Nepal
(Province No. 1) runs across its summit point. The current official elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft), recognised by China
China
and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.[1] In 2005, China
China
remeasured the rock height of the mountain, with a result of 8844.43 m. There followed an argument between China
China
and Nepal
Nepal
as to whether the official height should be the rock height (8,844 m., China) or the snow height (8,848 m., Nepal)
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George Mallory
George Herbert Leigh Mallory
George Herbert Leigh Mallory
(18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924)[1]:546-547 was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest, in the early 1920s. During the 1924 British Mount Everest
Mount Everest
expedition, Mallory and his climbing partner, Andrew "Sandy" Irvine, disappeared on the North-East ridge during their attempt to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain. The pair were last seen when they were about 800 vertical feet (245 m) from the summit. Mallory's ultimate fate was unknown for 75 years, until his body was discovered on 1 May 1999 by an expedition that had set out to search for the climbers' remains
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