Tallest mountain in the world


Base to summit, which mountain is the tallest in the world


Mauna Kea


When it comes to measuring the tallest mountain, there’s a bit of a twist. Mt. Everest is often recognized as the tallest mountain when considering its height above sea level, soaring to 29,035 feet (8,850 meters). It’s an icon of Earth’s grandeur and a symbol of human achievement.

However, if you switch your perspective and consider the mountain’s height from its base to its summit, you discover a different champion. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, takes the title for the tallest mountain. This remarkable mountain doesn’t just rise above sea level; it starts from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. From the base of the sea to its summit, Mauna Kea stretches to an astonishing 33,497 feet (10,210 meters), surpassing Mt. Everest by over 4,000 feet.

So, while Mt. Everest reaches the highest point above sea level, Mauna Kea claims the title of the tallest mountain when you measure from base to summit. It’s a reminder that perspective can change everything, even the way we view Earth’s majestic peaks.

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