The longest mountain


THE LONGEST MOUNTAIN
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

So what was the longest mountain in the world?

Yeah, we know, it's supposed to be tallest, but if it ever falls down it will be the longest. Anyways Mount Everest is a fascinating chunk of rock.

Name: Mount Everest
Location: Nepal/Tibet
Length/Height:

8,850 Meters - 29,035 Feet

 

 

Notes:

  • Most places list the height at 29,048 feet, but in 1999 it was found to be higher.

  • In Nepal it is called 'Sagarmatha' meaning 'Goddess of the sky'.

  • Sir Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent May 29 1953

  • Mount Everest rises a few millimeters each year.

  • Everest has been ascended by about 900 people of which about 150 lost their lives.

  • Odds of living to tell about your ascent: 83%

For an amazing 360 degree view from the top of Mount Everest click here: http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen2/full22.html

 

More stuff: Mountains are generally measured from sea level thus Mount Everest is our winner. Here are a couple of other way of looking at it:

Mauna Kea in Hawaii is 33,476 feet from it's base in the Pacific Ocean to it's summit.

The peak of Chimborazo in the Andes, although only 20,561 feet ASL,  is the farthest point  from the center of the Earth.

The longest mountain

The longest mountain

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