Mount Everest tallest mountain
(Creative Commons) It doesn't look that tall.
The world's tallest mountain technically is not Mount Everest.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain above sea level, but if we're talking sheer height here, base to summit, then the tallest mountain is Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii.
Here's how it breaks down:
Everest stands 29, 035 feet above sea level. Mauna Kea only stands 13, 796 feet above seal level, but the mountain extends about 19, 700 feet below the Pacific Ocean. Over half of it is submerged.
That puts the total height of Mauna Kea at about 33, 500 feet — nearly a mile taller than Everest.
You can tell just how giant Mauna Kea really is in the graphic below:
The summit is an astronomer's paradise: It has low humidity, clear skies, and lots of distance from any light pollution. It offers what's arguably the best view of the observable universe, and right now the summit is host to 13 telescopes.
Construction of a 14th telescope recently inspired mass protests on the mountainside by native Hawaiians who consider Mauna Kea sacred ground. The controversy has split the astronomy community in two and brought the construction of the telescope to a grinding halt. It's unclear when the building will resume.
If you climb Mauna Kea, then you'll have technically scaled the tallest mountain on Earth. You just majorly cheated by starting more than half way up the mountain.how to start a small business as a teenager stylish lighting how to set up mortgage broker business uk facebook down worldwide how to sell a business in gta 5 how to put together a business plan ladies christmas tops business degree how long how to get rid of a business account on instagram coworking brussel outdoor coffee table uk the magpie society one for sorrow what is business management about how to answer a 20 mark business question a level what is footfall in business what is business process modelling what is cash flow forecast in business stylish fancy ankara tops healthcare communication international women's day 2022 ks2 how to market a small business restaurants with outdoor drinking what to start a business in what is roi in business royal society of edinburgh difference between a bank and a building society what was the royal society