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What is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from base to summit?
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What is the 2nd tallest mountain in the world when measured from base to summit?
Asked in Geography, Mountains, Elevations, Mount Everest
Tallest mountain in the world?
Tallest Mountain From Sea Level: Mount Everest (in the Himalaya Range near Nepal) is the world's highest mountain peak. When measured from sea level to its summit, it's 29,029 feet tall. Tallest Mountain From the Ocean Floor: Mauna Kea (in Hawaii) is the world's tallest mountain peak. When measured from the ocean floor to its summit, it's 33,476 feet tall, but only its top 13,803 feet extend above sea level. Links can be found below to check facts and gather additional information.
Asked in Nepal, Tibet, Mount Everest
About how high is Mt Everest?
Asked in Mountains, Mount Everest
Are there any mountains that are higher than mount Everest?
Asked in Geography, Mountains
How tall is the tallest mountain in the world and where is it located?
Asked in Mountains
What is the second tallest mountain in the world when measured from base to summit?
K2 is the second highest (as opposed to tallest) mountain in the world. The highest mountain is not necessarily the tallest, considering the difference in height between the peak and the surrounding base of the mountain. There is no precise definition of surrounding base, but Mount McKinley, Mount Kilimanjaro and Nanga Parbat are possible candidates for the tallest mountain on land by this measure. Mauna Kea, which is partially submerged in the ocean, is considered the tallest mountain in the world. It rises more than 10,000 meters (32,808 ft) from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is located in Hawaii, USA.