Why mount Everest arguably isn’t the highest place on earth

If you consider the highest point on Earth to be the highest measured from the Earth’s center, Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo is your true champ.

  • Tallest mountain if measure from sea level : Mount Everest.
  • Tallest mountain if measure from base to top : Mauna Kea.
  • Tallest mountain if measure from center of the Earth : Chimborazo

Sea level is used as a standard of measurement, because it’s the most practical. The other measurements aren’t negated in any way, but they aren’t very useful when used during climbing.

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