Top 10 most inaccessible places on Earth

10. Easter Island.

Also known as Rapa Nui, or Isla de Pascua in Spanish. It is a Chilean island located in the southeast Pacific Ocean. It is known for its 887 surviving statues, called moai. They were scattered around the island. The area of 163.6 square kilometers has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the most remote inhabited island in the world.

9. Alert, Canada

Located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Canada, this place is considered the most northern settlement in the world. With a population of only 5 residents (2011), the base is 817 kilometers (508 miles) from the North Pole. Various meteorological stations and radio communications facilities are located in this area, such as the Canadian weather station, Global Atmospheric Laboratory Service, and Airport Alert.

8.Tristan da Cunha.

This group of volcanic islands is part of the British Overseas Territory and the most remote inhabited archipelago on Earth. The place is located in the South Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilometers (1,750 miles) from South Africa. The main island of Tristan da Cunha has an area of 98 square kilometers and a permanent population of 275 (2009). There is no airport on the island and it can only be reached by sea.

The American Antarctic Research Center is the largest community in Antarctica. It is located at the southern tip of the Ross Glacier, Antarctica. McMurdo Station is home to a population of about 1,258 residents in more than 100 buildings, and it also has a harbor, three airfields (two seasonal) and a heliport.

6. Angel Falls.

Also known as Kerepakupai vena, which means "Waterfall of the deepest place." It is the highest continuous waterfall in the world. The water falls from a staggering height of 979 m (2,648 ft) over the edge of Mount Auyantepui. It is named after Jimmy Angel, the U.S. pilot who first flew over the falls. It is still one of the most difficult places on Earth to reach because of the dense jungle and lack of means of transportation.


An uninhabited sub-Antarctic island located in the South Atlantic Ocean and at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is a dependency of Norway. The abandoned volcanic island was first sighted on January 1, 1739 by French commander Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, and later became a Norwegian overseas territory in 1928. Notably, the island was mentioned in the movie Aliens vs. Predators. And while it's not a battlefield of two alien species, on February 21, 2012, the Hanse crew left a time capsule here to be discovered in 2062.

The Oceanic Pole of Relative Inaccessibility, often referred to as Point Nemo. It is the furthest place from earth in the ocean. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean, (48° 52.6' S 123° 23.6' W) or 2,688 km (1,670 miles) to the nearest land. Nemo's Point takes its name from the fictional character Jules Verne, the main character in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) Captain Nemo.

3. Tau Tone Mine.

The world's deepest mine in the world today at 3.8 km (2.4 miles) deep. It is located in Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, South Africa and is one of the three deepest mines. Tau Tona, the City of Gold goes so deep into the bowels of the earth that the temperature inside can rise to life-threatening levels.

2. Naica Crystal Cave

This is a giant cave of natural crystals, including some of the largest ever found. It is located near the town of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The cave was discovered by miners during the excavation of a new tunnel in 2000. It is shaped like a horseshoe. Temperatures reach up to 58° C (136° F) and humidity ranges from 90 to 99 percent. Without proper protective equipment, people are only able to stay inside for about ten minutes because of the high temperatures. Remarkably, access to the cave is provided by the mining company's pumping activity. If it stops, the cave will be submerged again.

1. Mount Everest

This is the highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and China. Its height is 8848 meters (29029 feet). Everest received its official name in 1865 from the English Royal Geographical Society. The first recorded ascent was made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 28, 1953. About 3,000 climbers have reached the top of the mountain to this day, and statistics show that every tenth ascent ended in death. In particular, the bodies of 200 people still lie along the slopes of Everest.


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