Can you imagine standing on the to of these 25 highest mountains in the world? Think about this. Let’s stack them above sea level, starting with Mount Everest. If that happened, all of the tallest mountains in the world would be in the Himalayas.
Unfortunately, the problem with that method is the dividing line between mountains. It can be confusing depending on where the base starts. Because of that, a better measurement to use is called a “topographic prominence” (basically how much the mountain sticks out from the surrounding landscape).
So, while Mount Kilimanjaro’s peak is not as far away from sea level as any number of peaks in the Himalayas, the difference between its base and its peak is much greater. With that in mind, these are the 25 tallest mountains in the world.
Pico Cristóbal Colón
Named after Christopher Columbus, Pico Cristóbal Colón is the tallest mountain in Columbia, with an estimated height of 5,700 metres (18,700 ft).
Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. It is the tallest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.
Mount McKinley, or Denali (Koyukon Athabaskan for “The High One”), in Alaska, is the tallest mountain peak in the United States and in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level.
Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas at 6,960.8 m (22,837.3 ft). It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, and lies 112 kilometres (70 mi) northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, with a peak at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is also the tallest mountain in the world from base to peak.
Mount Everest, whose Tibetan name Qomolangma, means “Goddess the Third,” is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.