Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Mountain of the Gods

While the tallest mountains in the world have been climbed, there are a few mountains that may have been never been climbed. The tallest may be Gangkhar Puensum in the Southeast Asian country of Bhutan. The government doesn't allow anyone to climb it, as many people in the country believe such mountains are the homes of deities. 

19 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

So pretty.

Cloudia said...

As do the Hawaiians trying to remove telescopes from Mauna kea


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Joseph Pulikotil said...

All along I was under the impression that Mt.Everest is the tallest mountain. Your information is very interesting. On checking the net after reading your post I found the following details.

Chimborazo in Ecuador has an altitude of 6,310 meters (20,703 feet).

Mount Everest has a higher altitude and Mauna Kea is "taller". However, Chimborazo has the distinction of being the ""highest mountain above Earth's center".

Best wishes

Mary Kirkland said...

I've always thought it was kinda weird that people risk their lives just to climb to the top of a mountain anyway.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting and I presume there are many mountains in this world that haven't been climbed and probably won't be in our time.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, they gotta hide somewhere!

DEZMOND said...

is Bhutan the one with two capitals - summer and winter one? Or is that Nepal?

Huggybear said...

In answer to above - neither country has two capitals.
Nepal's capital is Kathmandu and Bhutan's capital is Thimphu.
75% of Kathmandu has been flattened by the recent earthquarke,
I know this from 3 young Nepalese friends who lived in my apartment block and are here on 457A working and studying visas.

Some of the mountains be they so called Kingdoms of Gods (Deities) in this region
are not climbable because of their precipices - far too dangerous.
Thus for safety reasons, climbing is banned.
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I always learn something new and interesting on your blog!

Manzanita said...

One should not mess around with deities.

Christine said...

Interesting. I love mountains.

Pat Hatt said...

Those deities will shove a lightning bolt up your butt, better not mess with them

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Funny how people still believe such things

Blue Grumpster said...

The homes of deities... Is that so? Well., I'm sure deities don't needs human governments to protect them.

Blue Grumpster said...

Exactly. And then some.

Joy said...

Wow! I wonder what is up there....

Joy said...

Wow! I wonder what is up there....

Huggybear said...

Snow and ice and for your limited education - 365 days of the year.
Colin

Kay said...

Very interesting! I've never heard of it.