What is the tallest a mountain can get?



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    As you know the tallest mountain in the world is Mount Everest at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), but there is nothing spotting a mountain being taller then that. In fact due to the movement of the continent plates the Himalayas are continuing to grow taller at about 5 mm per year. As long as there is growth then there is no limit to how tall it can be. When growth stops like the case for the Appalachians Mountains then erosion begins to wear them down.

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    One factor that keeps a mountain’s height in check is the continuous process of weathering.  Many present mountain ranges have been weathered all the way down before they are built again:  it’s a never-ending process.  Geologists refer to the “Ancestral Rockis”, which indicates a mountain range that existed before the current Rocky Mountains, in the same tectonic position. 

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