Highest point on Earth and tallest mountain
July 20, 2010 | In: Geography Facts
Highest point on Earth – The peak of Mount Everest on the border of Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalaya is 29,028 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level. Known as Chomolungma, “Goddess Mother of the World,” to the native people, the British christened the mountain to honor George Everest, the leader of the team that mapped India for the British Empire.
Tallest mountain – Measured from its base on the ocean floor, Mauna Kea on the U.S. island of Hawaii is 33,476 feet (10,204 meters) tall.