The pol­i­tics of nam­ing moun­tains can get con­tentious. Con­sid­er the moun­tain we now know as Mount Ever­est. Before we arrived at that eponym — named for a Welsh sur­vey­or — the moun­tain at 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E was known var­i­ous­ly as Kangchen­jun­ga, Dhaula­giri, Peak b, Peak XV, Deo­dung­ha, Chomol­ung­ma and Sheng­mu Feng. Con­tin­ue read­ing