Outside of Asia, the tallest mountain is Aconcagua in Argentina, which towers 6,958 meters (22,837 feet)above sea level. The tallest mountain peak in the United States is Mount McKinley. Located in Alaska, Mount McKinley rises 6200 meters (20,320 feet) above sea level.
Earth's mountains are typically measured by their height above sea level, but many of the world's tallest mountains actually begin below sea level. For example, Hawaii's Mauna Kea measures at over 10,000 meters (32,808 feet) from its deepest point. Mauna Kea is still the tallest island mountain in the world when measured at sea level, at 4,205 meters (13,796 feet).
Several other peaks, including Ararat, Mount Fuji, and Mount Vesuvius, are significant more for their history and cultural importance than their height.
Checkout some interesting facts about the major mountains here:
|Major Mountains of the World|
|Name||Height (in mtrs.)||Location|
|Mt. Everest||8848||Nepal - China|
|K2 (Godwin Austen)||8611||Himalayan Range|
|Kanchenjunga||8586||Nepal - India|
|Makalu||8470||Nepal - China|
|Nanga Parbat||8125||Himalayan Range|
|Ojas Del Saledo||6880||Argentina - Chile|
|Mt. McKinley||6200||U.S.A. (Alaska)|
|Other Important Mountain Peaks|
|Mauna Kea||42||Hawaii (US) (Highest Island Peak in the World)|
Last Updated On : October 01, 2012