Everest is the world’s tallest mountain with 8,848 m of hight. But do you know what is the world’s smallest mountain? Very few people actually know about it.
Mount Wycheproof is known as the world’s smallest registered mountain. It is located in Australia’s Terrick Terrick Range in the town of Wycheproof. Basically, the town is located on the summit of the mountain.
Mount Wycheproof was named after the town of Wycheproof. Name “Wycheproof” was derived from the aboriginal language “Wichi-poorp,” meaning “grass on a hill.”
This world’s smallest mountain, Mount Wycheproof, has a height of 486 ft or 148 meters above sea level. The hight above its surroundings is just 141ft or 43 meters.
Many people refer Mount Wycheproof as a hill and there has been a debate on why it has been categorized as a mountain and not as a hill. Hill is basically a little bump in the Earth that higher than everything surrounding. Mountains have an obvious summit that is its highest point. Different countries have different rules for categorization. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there is no official difference between mountains and hills. The United Kingdom and the United States define a place as a hill that has summit less than 1,000 feet.
Wycheproof town has a population of 686 that is less than the number of people found in Everest Base Camp during peak season. It is also a surprising fact that fewer people have reached the summit of Mount Wycheproof than Mount Everest.
Mount Wycheproof is not a very popular site. If you are visiting the place, you can enjoy the annual Grain Festival, family picnic, and dinner on the mount,