Mount Everest is the highest mountain. It stand at 29,028 feet high and was formed over 60 million years ago. It’s name in Nepal is Sagarmatha which means goddess of the sky and in Tibet it is Chomolungma which means mother goddess of the universe, both seem like fitting names. It’s summit separates Nepal and Tibet and has named the most dangerous mountain to climbed.
At 29,035 feet, Everest is the highest (that is, the furthest away from sea level) mountain in the world. Mauna Kea is the tallest (that is, the furthest away from the base) mountain on Earth. Measured from top to its base below sea level, Mauna Kea is 33,465 feet tall.
The highest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at just over 19,000 feet. In North America, is Mt McKinley in Alaska, which is around 20,300 feet tall. In South America, the highest mountain is Mount Aconcagua, which is almost 23,000 feet tall and located in Argentina.
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