Which is the tallest mountain in the world? Mount Everest or Mauna Kea?

Mauna Kea has an altitude of 4,205 meters (13,796 feet) – much lower than Mount Everest. However, Mauna Kea is an island and if the distance from the bottom of the nearby ocean floor to the peak of the island is measured, then Mauna Kea is “taller” than Mount Everest.

Mauna Kea is over 10,000 meters tall compared to 8,848 meters for Mount Everest – making it the world’s tallest mountain.

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