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Mount Kilimanjaro

Is Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain?

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January 11, 2011 3:18PM

In a way, it is the highest mountain it the world. It is the highest freestanding. What that means is the it is the highest when measured from the base to the peak. The peaks of such mountains as Mt. Everest are higher in terms of height above sea level. However, such mountains are located in high elevations to begin with. Kilimanjaro rises 5,882 m or 19,298 ft from its base. Its peak is 5,895 m or 19,341 ft above sea level.