Mt. Everest Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak the world, and is part of the Himalayan mountain range in High Asia, on the borders of Nepal, Tibet, and China. The mountain peak stands at 29,029 feet above sea level. Mount Everest is also known by other names: Chomolungma Qomolangma
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Mount Chimborazo is an inactive volcano located in the country of Ecuador in South America. The last eruption for this volcano was predicted to be sometime back in the first millennium A.D.
Although Mt. Everest is the world’s tallest mountain, Chimborazo’s peak is considered to be the farthest distance from the center of earth, 3,968 miles. This is because the earth is not a perfect sphere.
Using Google Earth
October 22, 2009
Mount McKinley is the largest mountain not only in the United States, but in North America. It stands at 20,320 feet above sea level, giving it the nickname
“The Great One”
The mountain is located in Denali National Park in Alaska, and is sometimes known as Mount Denali as well as the more-popular Mount McKinley.
Pike’s peak is located in the front range of the Rocky Mountains in western United States, just west of Colorado Springs, CO. The mountain is named after explorer Zebulon Pike, who led an expedition to the mountains of southern Colorado in 1806. It is one of Colorado’s 54 “fourteeners” as it stands 14,110 feet above sea level.
Pike’s Peak has been federally designated as a National Historic Landmark and is used for a race each year called the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb
Mount Fuji is the largest volcano in Japan, rising at 12,388 feet above sea level. It is located west of Tokyo, on the boundary between the Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures.
Fuji is also a volcano, but has not been recently active. The last time Mount Fuji erupted was over 300 years ago in 1707-1708.