10 Places On Earth That Modern Man Has Still Never VistedAndrew Terpstra
Ever since humans have been on earth, exploration and journeying to new lands has always been a priority for our species. Because of this, the vast majority of our planet has not only been discovered, but inhabited.
Despite this, however, there are still a number of places across the globe that have yet to be touched by human influence.
Most of these places are simply too dangerous for mankind to explore. There are deep sea trenches that have far too much pressure to be survived, places where volcanoes are constantly erupting, and even some locations that have weather far too severe to endure—it just shows that Mother Nature still rules.
Below, you will find 10 places on our planet that have yet to see human exploration because of the extreme dangers they pose to us or because they are simply unaccessible.
1. The Star Mountains Of Papua New Guinea
This massive mountain range in Papua New Guinea stretches across a large portion of the small Indonesian country and has yet to see any kind of significant human exploration.
It is currently thought of to be one of the wettest places in the entire world, with an annual rainfall of more than 10,000mm per year. The rain is so torrential that there isn’t a single place in this mountain range that can house a weather station.
The area was actually attempted to be explored and mapped by Jan Sneep, a Dutch colonial civil servant, in 1959. Even with two helicopters, the expedition still ended up relying on manpower alone after one of the aircraft crashed.
2. North Sentinel Island, Bay Of Bengal
This small island lies in the Bay of Bengal between the southern coasts of India and Thailand, making it extremely remote.
Its inhabitants, called Sentinelese people, are the only human beings who have ever lived on the island and have long since refused to accept modern visitors. Anyone who comes to the island to try and explore or study the area is immediately rejected, oftentimes with violence.
In 2006, two fisherman found themselves drifting towards the island after their anchor broke free, and upon reaching the island, both of them were killed as soon as the Sentinelese people saw them near the shore.
Because of this, the island exists completely out of touch with the rest of the modern world and is basically completely unexplored.