The 10 Most Extreme Places in the World
Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Vená, meaning "waterfall of the deepest place", or Parakupá Vená, meaning "the fall from the highest point") is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres. The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. It's so high that the water before touching the ground, evaporates.
The Krubera Cave (or the Voronya Cave, sometimes spelled the Voronja Cave) is the deepest known cave on Earth, -2.191 metres. It is located in the Arabika Massif of the Gagrinsky Range of the Western Caucasus, in the Gagra district of Abkhazia, north-west of Georgia.
The Challenger Deep is the deepest known point in the Earth's sea floor hydrosphere, with a depth of 10,898 metres to 10,916 m by direct measurement from submersibles, and slightly more by sonar bathymetry (see below). It is in the Pacific Ocean, at the southern end of the Mariana Trench near the Mariana Islands group. The director James Cameron is immersed March 26, 2012, successfully reaching the bottom of the pit. Cameron thus became the third man in history to accomplish the feat, the first solo.
Chocó is a department of Colombia. It's the rainiest place of the world. Receives about 11,770 cm of rain per year, also winning the record for wettest place. It follows a thick vegetation.
Commonwealth Bay is an open bay about 48 km wide at the entrance between Point Alden and Cape Gray in Antarctica. It is listed in both the Guinness Book of World Records and the Eighth Edition of the National Geographic Atlas as the windiest place on Earth with winds regularly exceeding 240 kilometres per hour and an average annual wind speed of 80 kilometres per hour.
Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located along the Indigirka River. Is the coldest village in the world, where the temperature can hit -71.2°C.
Dallol was a settlement in northern Ethiopia. Currently holds the record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth, where an average annual temperature of 35°C was recorded between the years 1960 and 1966. Dallol is also one of the most remote places on Earth.
Lambert Glacier is a major glacier in East Antarctica. At about 100 km wide, over 400 km long, and about 2,500 m deep, it holds the Guinness world record for the world's largest glacier. It drains 8% of the Antarctic ice sheet to the east and south of the Prince Charles Mountains and flows northward to the Amery Ice Shelf.
With its 446 km long, 1,600 meters deep and a width varying from 500 meters to 27 km, is the largest gorge in the world. Created by the Colorado River, in northern Arizona, which has spanned over millions of years, this spectacular landscape is one of the most visited sites in the world by tourists
Marsimik La or Marsimek La, is a high mountain pass located in the Chang-Chemno Range in northern India (Himalaya); With its 5,582 meters is the highest motorable pass in the world.