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Mount Everest

Mount Everest represent the highest spot on earth, but it is not the tallest mountain in the world. Mount McKinley in Alaska is the tallest mountain based on measurements taken from the base of the mountain, which is above sea level, to the peak. However, Mauna Kea in Hawaii is the actual tallest mountain in the world measured from its base, of which most of it is under water. Collectively, it rises 6.3 miles (10,200 m) from the base beneath the sea to the peak at 13,796 feet (4,205 m).

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Aconcagua

Aconcagua the highest mountain in Argentina and the tallest mountain in South America. The mountain reaches a elevation of 22,837 feet (6,960.8 m). Aconcagua, as the tallest mountain in South America and the southern hemisphere, the mountain has been designated as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of South America.

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Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley, also known as “The Great One” or Denali, is the highest peak throughout North America. The rise in elevation from the base to the peak is greater than Mount Everest. Discover what makes Mount McKinley one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America.

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the largest stratovolcanoes in the world reaching 19,340 feet (5,895 m) into the air. As the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is also the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is a composite volcano that includes layers of lava, tephra, and volcanic ash. The volcano is currently inactive with no known history of eruptions.

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Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and the tallest mountain in Europe. It reaches a elevation of 18,510 feet (5,642 m). As the highest mountain on the continent, Mount Elbrus was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Europe. Mount Elbrus features two summits that were both created from volcanic cones. The west summit has the distinction of being the highest point, with the east summit reaching a peak of 18,442 feet (5,621 m). It is also recognized as the 10th most prominent mountain in the world.

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Vinson Massif

Vinson Massif is the tallest peak across all of Antarctica. It encompasses an area that extends 13 miles (21 km) long by 8.1 miles (13 km) wide. As the tallest mountain on Antarctic, it has been deemed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Mountains Vinson Massif is also called Mount Vinson. It is the highest mountain on Antarctica reaching a summit of 16,050 feet (4,892 m). There are no glaciers or ice at the summit, but there are a number of glaciers on the different slopes of the mountain.

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Puncak Jaya

Puncak Jaya, of Mount Carstensz, is the highest mountain in Indonesia, the entire island of New Guinea, and all of Oceania. The summit is also the highest island peak in the world. This statistical significance along with the aesthetic presentation of the mountain is what earned it the designation as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Oceania.

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