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Mount Everest is not the world's highest mountain: experts offer alternative answers

via:快科技     time:2021/12/27 14:01:28     readed:77

As we all know, Mount Qomolangma, the main peak of the Himalayas, is the highest mountain in the world. Last year, the latest height measured by a Chinese mountaineering team was 8,848.86 meters.

Although Mount Qomolangma is recognized as the highest mountain in the world, it also means that the Himalayas are the highest mountain in the world, foreign media reported. But experts point out that Everest is not the world's highest mountain if not calculated in terms of altitude.

Professor Martin Middot of the Mountain Research Centre at the University of the Highlands and Islands; Historically, says Martin Price,The human-defined height of a mountain is usually sea wave height, which is the vertical distance above sea level at a point on the ground.

Therefore, Mount Qomolangma, currently recognized as the highest mountain in the world, is also calculated in terms of altitude. But there are some relatively low mountains, but if measured from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain, it is far higher than Everest.

But in terms of height difference,Mauna Kea, located in the Hawaiian Islands, is the world's largest mountain-to-peak peak, with a height of 10,203 meters. It is 4,205 meters above sea level and 5,998 meters below sea level.


Of course, when it comes to height, there's another mountain to mention: Olympus Mons on Mars.Not only is it the tallest volcano on the surface of Mars, it is also the largest known volcano in the solar system.

Olympus Mons is 21,171 meters above Mars datum. But the difference between the foot of Olympus Mons and its summit is 21.9 kilometers, more than twice that of Mauna Kea on Earth.

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