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Tomasz

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Highest peak in each country
« on: Nov 24 2003, 20:04 »

We all know about the seven summits and many people set it as life time goal.

How about climbing highest mountain in every country?
That would be quite a time and money consuming achievement. I don't even think anyone tried it.

What about all the countries that don't even have mountains. Going to 600 meteres would be sufficient for some countries.

Just a thought :)

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trunl

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Re:Highest peak in each country
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29 2003, 05:28 »

just visiting every country in the world is a life goal, its way too expensive, maybe $50 mil. why dont you go complete the task then tell us how it went.
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Re:Highest peak in each country
« Reply #2 on: Feb 2 2004, 18:26 »

Well, the 7summits are probably more expensive than the other 200+ combined...
Problem is the definition of a country and to decide when a mountain is in a country: does it need to completely in the country? Or can it be on the border?
Quite a few people are actually working on similar lists, most well known is Junko Tabei (first woman on Everest, see her detail page here). This is her list sofar, over 30 countries, including most of the difficult ones (except K2!)

Good luck :-)
« Last Edit: Feb 2 2004, 18:26 by 7summits »
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 9 2004, 04:57 »

just try asking n. korea and iran and saudi arabia to come and visit to climb their highest peak. doubt you'd ever get a visa.
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Re:Highest peak in each country
« Reply #4 on: Feb 9 2004, 14:29 »

Visa is no problem for those and most other countries. Unless your president starts bombing the place ofcourse, than it might be harder ;)
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Re:Highest peak in each country
« Reply #5 on: Feb 10 2004, 06:51 »

well still, just getting all the visas together would take years alone, and if there is problems in a country, it could mess up your whole schedule.
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Re:Highest peak in each country
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18 2004, 01:44 »

My friend Torbjørn Orkelbog is already on his way to try to achive this goal.  He climbed all countries in europe last summer.  He is climbing everest next year and then he have all 7 summits.  Of course the problem is all those countries at war, but who knows what will be the situation in 10-20-30 years - because this is of course a lifelong adventure...
Follow him on www.www.no (if you know how to read norwegian...)
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 19 2005, 03:30 »

i believe i read that the high point of Maldives is 2.5 meters above sea level...  :?)
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Re: Highest peak in each country
« Reply #8 on: Jul 25 2005, 20:41 »

Yep, 2.5m is right, the world's lowest national highpoint. Here's an amusing article about it:

http://bubl.ac.uk/org/tacit/tac/tac62/tac62happines.htm
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Re: Highest peak in each country
« Reply #9 on: Aug 3 2005, 19:24 »

saw this list of countries and their highest peaks

http://www.alpenergy.com/highestpeaks.htm

don't know how accurate it is and obviously not a complete country list but something to be getting on with  ;D
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