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What are the top 10 highest mountains in the world? The answer this question depends on exactly how you make the height calculation. For example, Mount Everest, with its 29,029 feet (8,848 m) peak, is the highest mountain above sea level – but not if you measure from the seabed. Were you to do so, Mauna Kea in Hawaii would easily overtake it at a total of 30,184 feet (9,200 m), of which 13,796 feet (4,205 m) are under water.

  • ADDucation’s list of the highest mountains in the world was originally compiled by A C and last updated on Jan 10, 2023 @ 5:55 pm

If you go one further and choose the core of the Earth as a reference point, Chimborazo in Ecuador is considered the highest mountain on Earth. This is because, being on the equatorial bulge, its summit is furthest away from the center of the Earth at 3967 miles (6384.6 km) around a mile (1.6 km) or so higher than Mount Everest at 3966 miles (6382.4 km).

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Highest Mountains in the World ⛰️ Height (ft) Height (m) Location First Ascent 🧗‍♂️ First Climber/s & Trivia Nationality
Mount Everest 29,029 8848 Nepal, Tibet,
29 May 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) and Sherpa Tensing Norgay (1914-1986) 🇳🇿 New Zealand, Nepal🇳🇵
(Lambha Paha)
28,251 8611 Pakistan, China,
31 Jul 1954 Lino Lacedelli (1925-2009) and Achille Compagnoni (1914-2009) 🇮🇹 Italy
Kangchenjunga 28,169 8586 Nepal, India,
25 May 1955 George Band (1929-2011) and Joe Brown 🇬🇧 Great Britain
Lhotse 27,940 8516 Nepal, China,
18 May 1956 Fritz Luchsinger (1921-1983) and Ernst Reiss (1920-2010) 🇨🇭 Switzerland
Makalu 27,766 8463 Nepal, China, Himalaya 17 May 1955 Lionel Terray (1921-1965) and Jean Couzy 🇫🇷 France
Cho Oyu 26,906 8201 Nepal,
19 Oct 1954 Herbert Tichy (1912-1987), Sepp Jöchler (1923-1994) and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama (1912-1982) 🇦🇹 Austria, Nepal🇳🇵
Dhaulagiri 26,795 8167 Nepal,
13 May 1960 Kurt Diemberger, P. Diener, E. Forrer, A. Schelbert and Sherpas Nyima and Nawang Dorjê 🇦🇹 Austria, Nepal🇳🇵
Manaslu 26,781 8163 Nepal,
9 May 1956 Toshio Imanishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta from Japan, Artur Hajzer (Polish) and Sherpa Gyalzen Norbu 🇯🇵 Japan, Nepal🇳🇵 & Poland 🇵🇱
Nanga Parbat 26,657 8125 Pakistan,
3 Jul 1953 Hermann Buhl (1924-1957) 🇦🇹 Austria
Annapurna 26,545 8091 Nepal,
3 Jun 1950 Maurice Herzog (born 1919) and Louis Lachenal (1921-1955) 🇫🇷 France
Hidden Peak 26,470 8068 Pakistan, China,
7 Apr 1958 Pete Schoening (1927-2004) and Andrew Kauffman 🇺🇸 USA
Broad Peak 26,401 8047 Pakistan, China,
9 Jun 1957 Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller Austria 🇦🇹
Gasherbrum II 26,362 8035 Pakistan, China,
7 Jul 1956 Fritz Moravec (1922-1997), Hans Willenpart (1927-1979) and Sepp Larch (1930-2011) from Italy 🇦🇹 Austria, Italy 🇮🇹
Shisha Pangma 26,335 8027 Tibet,
2 May 1964 Xǔ Jìng, Chéng Tiānliàng, Chén Sān, Wang Fuzhou, Piotr Morawski, Soinam Dorjê, Migmar Zhaxi, Yún Dēng, Zhāng Jùnyán, Wū Zōngyuè and Sherpa Dorjê 🇨🇳 China
Gyachung Kang 26,089 7952 Nepal, Tibet,
11 Apr 1964 Y. Kato, K. Sakeisawa, K. Yasuhisa and Sherpa Pasang Phutar III (Sirdar) 🇯🇵 Japan, Nepal🇳🇵
Annapurna II 26,040 7937 Nepal,
17 May 1960 Sir Christian Bonington, Richard Grant and Sherpa Ang Nyima 🇬🇧 Great Britain, Nepal🇳🇵
Gasherbrum IV 26,024 7932 Pakistan,
6 Aug 1958 Walter Bonatti (1930-2011) and Carlo Mauri 🇮🇹 Italy
Himalchuli 25,896 7893 Nepal, Himalaya 24 May 1960 Hisashi Tanabe, Masahiro Harada, M. Miyashita, K. Nakazawa 🇯🇵 Japan
Distaghil Sar 25,869 7885 Pakistan,
9 Jun 1960 Günther Stärker and Diether Marart 🇦🇹 Austria
Ngadi Chuli 25,823 7871 Nepal,
8 May 1979 Ryszard Gajewski and Maciej Pawlikowski 🇵🇱 Poland
Kunyang Chhish 25,761 7852 Pakistan,
26 Aug 1971 Andrzej Zawada, Jan Stryczynski, Andrzej Heinrich and Ryszard Szafirski 🇵🇱 Poland

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Mount Everest Factoids: Since the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 more than 5790 different climbers have succeeded in reaching the summit (Sep 2020). The climb remains risky with at least 306 fatalities to date.

Great Things Are Done When Men and Mountains Meet– wrote William Blake in his notebook of poems circa 1807-1809

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