5 Places On Earth That No Human Has Ever Set Foot

Despite all the technology we have now, it is difficult to imagine that there are still places on our planet not touched by humans till now.

Many places are not visited simply because no one is particularly interested in going there, i.e, there is nothing special about them. We are not considering those in our discussion. One example is the strip of islands in Fiji which is comprised of more than 300 islands, many still not visited by anyone. This is understood given the very little difference between the islands.

Below are five notable places on earth where no human has ever set foot. This list is not exhaustive and it is only meant to highlight the most recognizable ones.

  • 1. Moutain Gangkhar Puensum

    It is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world and it is located in Bhutan.

    Several attempts have been made to reach its summit but all failed due to extreme weather conditions.

    In 2003, climbing the mountain has been banned by the Bhutan government because it is believed to be sacred and must remain untouched.

  • 2. Majority of Antarctica

    Yes, we did reach Antarctica but more than 70% of the continent is yet to be visited by a human being.

    Antarctica is an extremely harsh place to be in with strong winds and very low temperatures, so it is understandable why most of it has not been touched yet.

  • 3. Large Parts of Greenland (Northern Islands)

    Greenland is the least populated autonomous country in the world (0.028 people for each KM) and for good reason.

    The weather conditions are extreme in the majority of the country, especially in the northern islands.

    This led to more than 30% of the country not explored.

  • 4. Northern Patagonia, Chile

    One of the wildest landscapes in South America boosting thousands of acres of untouched rainforests, peaks, rivers, and lakes.

    Additionally, contains one of the largest masses of ice found outside of the polar regions.

  • 5. Muchu Chhish

    A remote mountain in Pakistan that is very difficult to access geographically.

    Very few attempts have been made to reach its summit but without success.

    Muchu Chhish is the highest unclimbed permissible mountain in the world at 7,453 meters. Gangkhar Puensum (7,570m) is higher but it is not available for climbing anymore.