Mountains have been a source of awe, adventure, struggle, and survival since the dawn of humanity. It is no wonder that they are given epic names that command respect.

For example, Aconcagua (a 22,841′ mountain in the Andes) translates to “sentinel of stone” and Mawenzi (the highest volcanic cone Mount Kilimanjaro) translates to the “crumpled, jagged, broken one”.

This infographic by explores the meanings of the names behind the 10 highest mountains on every continent.

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Meanings of the Names of the 10 Highest Mountains on Every Continent


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