Some unexplored corners of the world.
There isn’t any place on the earth that man has not chartered? Or is it?
The world is a big place, symbolically and literally. Man’s will to charter all of it has taken him to the highest of mountains and to the deepest of the sea. With the advancement of our means of transportation, we are able to enjoy the bounty of natural beauty around us. But there still are certain corners of the world that are still untainted by human exploration. So, let us have a look at such unchartered territories.
Star Mountain, Papua New Guinea.
The stretch of the mountain in the western part of Papua New Guinea is considered one of the wettest places on the earth as it receives about ten thousand metres of rainfall every year. The first attempt at exploration was made in the year 1959 by Europeans. The exploration started with two helicopters, out of which one crashed, which made the exploration of this mountain virtually impossible.
Cape Melville, Australia.
Just 900 miles from the bustling metropolis of Brisbane, Cape Melville remains unchartered to this day. Why? Because of the inaccessible surrounding, you can only reach the place by helicopter. It is surrounded by the ancient granite boulders said to have been formed about 250 million years ago. This isolated rainforest is also famously known as the“lost world”, is home to many unknown wildlife species.
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam.
Son Doong Cave is the world’s largest cave which scientists believed was formed about three million years back. It came out of the veil of anonymity in the year 1990, but its location was lost soon after. It was only in the year 2008, two researchers from British Caving Research Association were able to rediscover it. It was opened for public in the year 2013.
Would you believe that there is a mountain that is still unclimbed? Gangkhar Puensum is the world’s tallest yet still unchartered mountain. It is located in Bhutan and stands at 24,981 feet. Till the year 1994, it was unclimbed, and afterwards Bhutanese government closed the ascent to mountains higher than 19,000 feet due to local spiritual beliefs.
Northern Sentinel Island.
Northern Sentinel Island is in Indian Ocean and is technically part of India, but it is the most isolated place on the earth. The Sentinelese people prefer not to have any contact with the outside world, or neither they entertain any outsiders.
So, do you think we can one day explore these unexplored places?