Mt. Everest: World's Highest Mountain
Contributor jeon.donghee faced not only the challenges of hiking through the Himalayan mountain range in Nepal, but he also had to overcame the numerous challenge of flying his DJI Phantom 4 in some of the most extreme conditions. Go along on his aerial trek through Nepal's massive mountain landscape in this drone video. The video is beautifully captioned and features footage of Mt. Everest on a very clear day, as well as several other peaks in the massif.
Pakistan's Mighty K2
Pakistan is perhaps best known as the home of K2, the Himalayan mountain which is the world's second highest mountain after Mt. Everest and the highest peak in Pakistan. Its peak is about 8.6k meters (just over 28k ft.) above sea level. Contributor Scientik traveled with a group on an epic hike around the great peak. The video contains brilliant footage of the region and also demonstrates the challenges faced when flying a drone at extremely high altitudes.
Aconcagua: Highest Peak of the Andes
Mt. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Andes range and enjoys the distinction of being the highest mountain in both the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, rising to a height of nearly 7k m (almost 23k feet). It lies in a far western part of Argentina, more or less due west from Buenos Aires, and not far from the country's border with Chile. In this amazing drone video, contributor Luiz Gerbase uses a drone to give us an amazing aerial view of this monster mountain.
Ecuador's Mighty Mt. Chimborazo
Qualico Drones gives us a marvelous view of a portion of the Andes Mountains in Central Ecuador. The centerpiece of this is Mt. Chimborazo. This volcanic mountain stands 6.3k meters (about 20.7k ft.) above sea level, making it the highest mountain in this South American country. The mountain is part of the Cordillera Occidental range, which is a sub-range of the Andes. The peak of this monster can be seen from Guayaquil, the capital city which lies 140 km (about 85 miles) away!
Kilmanjaro: Africa's Highest Peak
For over a century, mountain climbers around the world have flocked to the great volcanic peak of Mt. Kilmanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain. Part of a national park in Tanzania, the mountain rises nearly 6km (almost 4 miles) above sea level, an altitude which does not require oxygen to scale. In this video, top contributor Scientik used a DJI Phantom drone to chronicle an epic hike/climb to the top of this mighty peak, famously described by novelist Ernest Hemingway.
Mt. Elbrus: Russia's Highest Mountain
In this video, you'll get a magnificent look at the highest mountain in Russia. Mt. Elbrus is lcoated in the southern part of the country, near the border with Georgia. It's a dormant volcano. It's peak sits 5.6k meters (about 18.5k ft.) above sea level. Geologically, it is a mere infant, having been formed only about 2.5 million years ago. It is believed to have last erupted around 2,000 years ago. The tallest mountain in Russia, it marked the furthest by the armies of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Mexico's Highest Mountain: Citlaltépetl
Contributor Nomade World used a drone to capture a memorable hike on Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl), otherwise known as the highest mountain in Mexico. The dormant (but not extinct) volcano is situated on the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt that defines so much of the geography of the country. The mountain stands about 5,600 meters (about 18.5k) ft. above sea level, making it the third highest peak in North America. Orizaba is the world's second most prominent volcanic peak.
Mt. Damavand: Iran's Highest Mountain
Contributor Pourya.sharifimavic created this beautiful drone video of the highest mountain in Iran. Mount Damavand is a volcanic peak in the northern part of the country, not far from the shoreline of the Caspian Sea. The stratovolcano's peak is at an elevation of 5.6k meters (about 18.4k ft.), and its prominence makes it one of the most pronounced mountains in the world. The mountain is currently inactive; it's last known eruption was in 5300 BC.
Ararat: Turkey's Tallest Mountain
Of all the magnificent sights of Turkey, one of the best is undoubtedly in its far eastern reaches, in the Ağrı Province. Here lies the Ishak Pasha Palace, an Ottoman era landmark constructed during the 17th and 18th centuries. Not only is the palace itself an incredible sight, but it lies in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, Turkey's highest mountain at 5.1k meters (around 16.9k ft.). You can see this spectacular area of Eastern Anatolia in this amazing drone video by top contributor iskanderfilms.
Mt. Blanc: Highest Peak in the Alps
Mont Blanc, in the French Alps, is the highest mountain peak of France, as well as the highest in the entire Alps system. Its peak is 4.8k meters (just under 15.8k ft.) above sea level. Chamonix is a small village located in the shadow of the great mountain. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, the first of three held in the French Alps. DroneAlps, one of the top French drone piloting companies, found the perfect sunny day to capture this quaint Alpine paradise under a fresh coat of snow.
Monte Rosa: Italy's Highest Peak
Contributor Ori Feldman brought a DJI Mavic Pro drone along on an epic trip up to Italy's highest mountain to create this amazing video. It's shot in the area around Monte Rosa, Italy's highest mountain peak at just over 4.6k meters (about 15.2k ft.), and the second highest peak in the Alps. The mountain massif covers portions of the Val d'Aosta and Piedmont regions of Italy, with a portion on Swiss soil. It lies to the east of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the latter being the highest peak in the Alps.
Whitney: #1 Peak of the Sierra Nevada's
Christopher Abbey used a drone to record an epic trip to Mt. Whitney in California. It's part of the Sierra Nevada chain of mountains which run down a portion of eastern part of the Golden State. With a peak elevation of 4.5k meters (around 14.4k ft.), Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the chain, in the state of California, and in the continental United States. The perfectly shaped peak was first scaled in 1873, following a series of failed attempts. Its eastern face wasn't conquered until 1931.
Rainier: Highest Peak of the Cascade Range
Check out this spectacular drone video of Washington's Mt. Rainier, compliments of contributor Sai Chintala. This volcanic mountain is the highest peak in the Cascades range that covers parts of Washington, Oregon and northern California as well as of British Columbia in Canada. Its peak stands 4.4k meters (about 14.4k ft.). The mountain is considered extremely dangerous; explosive eruptions occurred throughout the 19th century although it's been dormant since then.
Mt. Elbert: Rocky Mountains' Highest Peak
With much of its area covered by the Rocky Mountains, the state of Colorado was endowed with more than its share of the beauty of the United States. If you need any convincing, this stunning aerial montage of the Centennial State by the World Travel Guy should do the trick. It includes footage from some of the state's top sites, including Ten Mile Creek, Bangs Canyon, American Basin, Bear Creek Falls, and more. It also includes footage of Mt. Elbert, the Rockies' highest peak at 4.4k meters (14.4k ft.).
Kaçkar Daği: #1 Peak of Turkey's Pontic Range
Contributor Ezgierol used a DJI Phantom drone to create this stunning aerial video of Turkey's Kaçkar Mountains. These are the easternmost of the Pontic Mountains which run along much of Turkey's northern Black Sea coastline. The video includes shots of Kaçkar Daği, the highest mountain in the entire Pontic range, which has an altitude of about 4k meters (just under 13k ft.) above sea level. Most of the range lies within the province of Artvin.
Mt. Cook: Highest Peak of New Zealand
Florida drone pilot 8Fifty Productions traveled from native Florida to New Zealand and captured some incredible aerial footage of the country. In this video he takes us through Mt. Cook National Park on the South Island, home of Mt. Cook, the country's tallest peak, with an altitude of almost 3.8k meters (12.3k ft), as well as other amazing sights. It's part of the Southern Alps, an range which runs almost the length of the South Island and is one of the country's top tourist attractions.
Japan's Mighty Mt. Fuji
Contributor Earthspace101 used a drone to give us this beautiful view of Japan's highest mountain. The mighty Mt. Fuji is a volcanic mountain which stands about 3.8k meters (12.4 ft.) above sea level on Honshu. The mountain is known not just for its height but for its geometric near-perfection; the shape of its cone is nearly symmetrical. Of immense cultural significance in Japan, on clear days the peak of the mountain can be seen from 100 km (about 60 mi) away in Tokyo. It last erupted in 1708.
Mt. Teide: Spain's Highest Mountain
Alex Assenmacher used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this stunning aerial view of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Most of the video was shot around Mt. Teide, the great stratovolcano rising up from the Atlantic floor which created the island. With a peak elevation of 3.7k meters (12.2k ft.) it's the highest mountain on Spanish territory. Measured from the floor of the ocean, it's the highest volcano in the world outside of Hawaii. Its last eruption occurred in 1909.
Marmolada: Highest Peak of the Dolomites
Contributor Alberto Ardit created this beautiful drone video of some of the most spectacular mountains in Italy. The Dolomites are a subchain of the Alps which extend across portions of the northeastern regions of the country. The tallest peak of the chain is Marmolada, which straddles the Trentino-Alto-Adigio and Veneto autonomous regions. It's height is just over 3.3k meters, just under 11k ft. above sea level. The video covers Marmolada as well as the neighboring Sella and Pordoi Passes.
Mt. Zugspitze: Highest Mountain of Germany
In this drone video by DJphotography, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye views of one of Austria's most spectacular alpine lakes as well as of the highest mountain in Germany. The Seebensee is located the Austria's mountainous Tyrol province. It's not far from the town of Ehrwald. The lake affords excellent views of Mt. Zugspitze over the border in Germany. This is Germany's highest peak, standing almost 3k meters (about 9.7k ft.) above sea level.
Pico de Neblina: Brazil's Top Peak
Drone Da Montanha created this beautiful captioned drone video compilation of the most beautiful mountains in Brazil. The mountains featured include some of the largest and most known in this South American country, such as Pico Parana, Pico do Cristal, Pico Bandeira, and others. At about the 1:00 mark, you'll get a look at Pico da Neblina, near the border with Venezuela. At just a hair under 3k meters (around 9.8k ft.) it's the tallest peak in Brazil.
Musala: Tallest Peak in the Balkans
Christian Bunda used a drone to create this magnificent video of the highest mountain on the Balkan Peninsula. Its peak stands 2.9k meters (about 9.6k ft), making it the tallest mountain between the Alps and the Caucasus. It's located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria, in the Rila National park. As you'll see in the video, the top of the mountain affords a spectacular peak of Bulgaria's other mountain ranges, which collectively cover much of the Southeast European country.
Greece's Might Olympos
Dragonfly flew a drone off of the highest peak in Greece to create this magnificent aerial video of this (literally) legendary region. The Mytikas peak of the great mountain reaches an altitude of just over 2.9k meters (almost 9.6k ft.) above sea level. It's part of the Olympus range in the northern part of the country. Ancient Greeks believed that their gods lived atop the great mountain, and it figured prominently in stories of Greek mythology. It's also considered important in the Eastern Orthodox religion.
Mt. Triglav: #1 Peak of the Julian Alps
The Julian Alps extend from northern Italy westwards into Slovenia. A sub-range of the larger Alps system, their highest peak is Mt. Triglav, which stands 2.9k meters (9.4k ft) and lies in Slovenia's Triglav National Park. In this video, contributor Jus Medic and a friend took a drone and hiked to the top of Dolkova Spica, a slightly smaller mountain in Slovenia, capturing Mt. Triglav in the distance. The epic aerial views of the Slovenian mountains are spectacular.