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It may be easy to believe that anywhere in the world
can be reached with a simple plane flight
and maybe an uber with some added walking in between
it’s 2017 after all. So,
surely if you want to go somewhere, you can
get there in a reasonable amount of time, right?
The truth is,there are still some shockingly difficult
and remote places to get to in the world,
and there are still some places that nobody
in all of human history has ever been to yet!
The question is, where is the most difficult place
that you can possibly get to in the world?
And how can you get there if you stop watching this video now,
and set off on your journey?
Let’s start with how far we’ve come.
This is a map from 1914 that details travel times
around the world if you started in London.
Back then, most of Europe
could be reached in under 5 days travel time while
more remote parts of Scandinavia and Russia would take 5~10 days.
Getting to San Francisco could have taken up to 20 days,
Sydney would have taken up to 40 days,
and there were parts on every continent except for Europe
that would have still taken months to actually get to.
Today, however the travel times are absurdly lower.
All of Europe can be reached in under half a days journey
as well as large parts of North America, Africa and Asia.
The journey to San Francisco that would have taken 20 days 100 years ago,
now takes only half a day.
The journey to Sydney that would have taken 40 days
now takes just about obe day.
Much of the world has been open to rapid transportation
thanks to modern air travel.
But there are still a few places that haven’t kept up with the rest of the world.
Take Pitcairn island for example,
A UK overseas territory in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
that is home to a mere 49 people
that is hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest other inhabited island.
If you want to move here
they’ll actually give you a free plot of land
to build your house on.
And temperatures remain tropical year around.
But there’s no airport on the island,
so transportation with the outside world is done only by boats,
and they rarely visit.
So the best way that I found to get there
from London is as followed. You would
first have to get a flight from London to Los Angeles.
And then take a connecting flight from there to Tahiti.
And that journey would take about 24 hours.
But then you would need to take a flight
from Tahiti to another island named Monica Raiva,
which only happens once every week.
And it would take another five hours, and 30 minutes.
This is the closest airport to Pitcairn
and it’s still 531 kilometers away.
The only boat that travels to Pitcairn regularly with supplies
is located here, but it only leaves
once every three months to visit.
If you’re lucky enough and managed to get on the boat.
It’s another 32h of sailing before you finally arrive at Pitcairn,
for a total trip time of about 2.5 days from London.
At the bare minimum that’s difficult.
But the there’re these islands named Kurguelen Islands,
also known by their ominious name of “The Desolation Islands”.
Located in the remote Indian Ocean,
they’re three-thousand three hundred, kilometers away
from the closest other population center in Madagascar.
There are around 50 to 100 french scientists on at all times.
Like Pitcairn, there is no airport so
transportation is done only by ships.
They’re visited by only one supply-and-transport ship every 3 months.
The least from Reunion Island near Madagascar.
So first you need to arrive on that island somehow and then
get on the six day boat journey to “The Desolation Islands”.
It would take a minimum of about one full week
to get to the Islands from London.
But there’s an even greater challenge to do once you’re there.
The tallest mountain on the island is 1850 meters high
the first person who ever reached the top of it was some
guy who flew up in a helicopter in 1960.
Hardly anybody has ever been there ever since.
because it’s one of the most remote mountain summits
in the world, which means that it’s likely
one of the most difficult places to get to on earth.
But there are some other which are significantly more
difficult to reach than this. Take Mount Sidley, for example,
which is the tallest volcano in Antartica.
Antartica is already difficult enough to get to with no regularly
scheduled flights from anywhere in the world of
the volcano is located in the most remote part of Antartica
known as Mary Birdland, a place so vast and remote
that no sovereign country in the world currently claims it.
It’s basically like being on the moon here.
and the volcano is 428 meters high.
It wasn’t even discovered until 1934 and
nobody had ever climbed it to the top of it until 1990.
and ever since then only two expeditions have
ever successfully made it to the top.
Most recently in 2010,
which makes the summit of Mount Sidley a elusive place
that very few people have ever or will ever be to.
The summit of Mount Everest
on Nepal-China border is the highest summit on earth.
And it’s obviously very difficult to get to.
It’s 8,848m tall and has been successfully reached
by only around 4,000 people through history,
which is fewer people than have ever won a Grammy,
but 223 have died while attempting to climb as well,
which means that out of everybody
who has ever tried climbing to the top,
about 1 out of every 20 of them has died trying.
That sounds very dangerous and difficult of course.
But then we move on to another mountain named K2
which is the second tallest mountain in the world
but is far more difficult to climb.
Only around 300 people have ever successfully made it to the top,
while 77 people have died trying.
Which means about one in ever five people
who has ever tried getting there has died while trying.
Nobody has ever successfully gotten there in the winter
and K2 is nicknamed “the Savage Mountian”
because of it’s extreme difficulty in climbing.
The summit here is a good contender for
the most difficult place to get to.
But another mountain in the Himalayas–Annapurna is even more dangerous.
It’s the 10th highest mountain in the world
but has only ever been successfully climbed by 191 people,
while 61 other people have died while trying,
which means that about one out of every four people who has
ever tried reaching the summit has died while trying to do so.
In terms of your odds for survival getting aomewhere,
this mountain summit may truely be the
most difficult place on earth for you to get to.
But there’re still other summits on other mountains
that have still never been reached by anybody.
This is the Gangkhar Puensum the tallest unclimbed mountain in the world
at 7579 meters tall.
Nobody in history has even been at this point right here
and nobody probably will be for a very long time.
The mountain is locatd in Bhutan, and Bhutan has banned any
climbing of it for religous reasons.
So not only it’s getting to the top physically challenging,
but it’s also legally impossible.
So what about a mountain that is legally ok to climb
that has never been reached.
The tallest summit in this category would be Muchu Chhish in Pakistan
at 7453 meters high, an incredibly demanding mountain that’s
only ever been attempted to be climbed twice in recorded history.
If you are looking for the most difficult place
on earth to get to that is legal for you
to try,the answer is probably this summit right here,
a place that no human has ever set foot on all over history.
Until maybe you end this video and try so yourself.
作为一个物种 我们既去过月球 也去过海洋最深的地方
We as a species have been both to the moon and the deepest
part of the ocean but there are still several dozen
mountains around the world whose summits have never yet been
reached by anybody making them possibly the most difficult places to get to
on our entire planet
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