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Mountain Superlatives

for each hint, list the mountain.
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Hint
Measurement
Answer
Highest mountain on Earth
29,031 ft (8,848 m)
Mount Everest
Highest mountain on Earth as measured from base
30,610 ft (9,330 m) Above sea floor 13,207 ft (4207 m) above sea level
Mauna Kea
Highest mountain on Earth as measured from the center of the earth
3967 mi/6384 km from center of earth
Chimborazo
Highest mountain in the Solar System
13.6 mi/21.9 km above Mars datum
Olympus Mons
Highest mountain in the Americas
22,837 ft (6,960 m)
Aconcagua
Highest mountain in North America
20,310 ft (6,190 m)
Denali
Highest mountain in Europe
18,510 ft (5,642 m)
Mount Elbrus
Highest mountain in Africa
19,341 ft (5,895 m)
Mount Kilimanjaro
Highest mountain on an island
16,024 ft (4,884 m)
Puncak Jaya
Highest mountain in Australia (continental)
7,310 ft (2,228 m)
Mount Kosciuszko
Highest mountain in Antarctica
16,050 ft (4,892 m)
Vinson Massif
Highest mountain north of the Arctic Circle
12,119 ft (3,694 m)
Gunnbjorn Fjeld
Hint
Measurement
Answer
Highest volcano
22,615 ft (6,893 m)
Ojos del Salado
Highest single continous cliff
4,100 ft (1,200 m)
Mount Thor
Highest unclimbed mountain
24,836 ft (7,570 m)
Gangkhar Puensum
Highest mountain directly touching an ocean
18,008 ft (5,489 m)- summit 10 miles/16 km from ocean
Mount Saint Elias
Second highest mountain on earth
28,251 ft (8,611 m)
K2
Third highest mountain on earth
28,169 ft (8,586 m)
Kanchenjunga
Fourth highest mountain on earth
27,940 ft (8,516 m)
Lhotse
Fifth highest mountain on earth
27,838 m (8,485 m)
Makalu
Six of the seven most topographically isolated summits have been listed so far. Name the seventh
7,352 ft (2,241 m) 2,565 mi/4,821 km from a higher mountain
Mount Orohena
Four of the five most topographically prominent summits have been listed so far. Name the fifth.
18,800 ft (5,730 m) Prominence of 18,074 ft/5,509 m
Pico Cristobal Colon
Highest mountain outside of the Hindu Kush/Karakorum/Himalaya
25,095 ft (7,649 m)
Kongur Tagh
Highest Mountain in the Tropics
22,205 ft (6,768 m)
Huascaran
1 Comments
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Level 68
May 19, 2024
Note on some of these: Australia does have bigger mountains in their Antarctic claims, and on Heard Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Puncak Jaya is arguably the true high point of the australonesian continent, as New Guinea and Australia were connected in the last ice age. However, it is not located on mainland Australia.

The highest point in Europe is Elbrus, as Elbrus is located on the "European" side of the Caucasus Mountains. Outside of the Caucasus, the highest point in Europe is Mont Blanc in the Alps.