what is the largest mountain in the world.?

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  • 6 years ago
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    When measuring mountain summits by their height above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Standing at 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) it reigns over the "eight-thousanders" club, a list that consists of the 14 mountains on Earth that are at least 8,000 meters tall.

    Located on the border of Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayan mountain range, Mount Everest's peak was first climbed in 1953 by mountaineers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during a British expedition.

    Although Everest's original Tibetan name is Chomolangma, the mountain was given its official English name in 1865 by Andrew Waugh, a British Surveyor General for the Royal Geographical Society who was unaware of its local name because Nepal and Tibet were closed to foreigners at the time.

  • 6 years ago

    Your Question is not as simple as it looks.

    1. Mount Logan, Canada. This mountain has the largest volume, and is hence the most massive mountain in the world – if measured from global mean sea level.

    2. Mount McKinley (or Denali), Alaska, USA. This mountain has the highest rise in the world – if measured from global mean sea level. It is 5500m from its base (i.e. closest relatively flat ground surrounding the mountain) to the summit. In many ways this is the most relevant measure of a mountain, because if you wanted to scale its summit, you’d have 5500m of climbing ascent to get there. There are some claims also that the air pressure on Mount McKinley is significantly lower than Mount Everest at equivalent elevations above mean sea level, due to its higher latitude.

    3. Chimborazo, Ecuador. The summit of this mountain is the furthest point from the centre of the Earth (due to its close proximity to the equator, and the Earth not being a perfect sphere).

    4. Mauna Loa, Hawaii, USA. This mountain has the largest volume, and is hence the most massive mountain in the world – if measured from its base and you ignore global mean sea level.

    5. Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA. This mountain has the highest rise in the world – if measured from its base and you ignore global mean sea level.

    6. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. This mountain is often described as the largest ‘freestanding’ mountain in the world, but there doesn’t seem to be any clear definition of what ‘freestanding’ means in this context. It rises 4600m from its base, significantly less than Mount McKinley, but it may cover the largest surface area of any mountain on Earth though (although how you measure the boundaries of a mountain is a problem – where does the mountain start? Mount Logan is another contender for this title).

  • 6 years ago

    Mauna Loa in Hawaii is the largest by volume.

    The peak of Mt. Everest is at the highest altitude, but it's base is also at a fairly high altitude.

  • 6 years ago

    Mount Everest

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  • roger
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    6 years ago

    highest above sea level

    Mt Everest

    Tallest from its base

    Mauna Kea

    Highest from the center of the Earth

    Chimborazo

    Greatest volume

    Mauna Loa

  • 6 years ago

    Mount Everest. It is situated in the Himalaya Mountains on the Tibet/Nepal border , north of India.

    Its height is given as 8,850 m or 29,035 ft. This height can vary dependent on the measurement techniques used.

  • 6 years ago

    Everest

  • 6 years ago

    Highest mountain measured from sea level: Mount Everest (8,848 km above sea level)

    Highest mountain measured from earth centre: Chimborazo (6.384,557 km above earth centre and 6,267 km above sea level)

    Highest mountain measured from base to top: Mauna Kea (4,205 km height above the sea level / complete height above and below the sea level 10,203 km)

  • 6 years ago

    Mt. Everest

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Mount dese nuts.

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