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World's Highest Mountains

by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following list summarizes the world's top twenty highest mountains. Note that Mt. Everest was re-measured by the Chinese in Oct. 2005, and was found to be 12 feet shorter than previously reported.
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       The Twenty Tallest
       Mountains on Earth

Rank

Mountains, Ten Highest
Elevation
in
Feet
.
Elevation
in
Meters
1

Mt. Everest (Nepal/ Tibet)

O- 29,028
N- 29,016

8,848
8,844
2

K2        (Pakistan)

28,251
8,611
3

Kangchenjunga (Nepal/ India)

28,169
8,586
4

Lhotse           (Nepal)

27,940
8,516
5

Makalu (Nepal/ Tibet)

27,838
8,485
6

Cho Oyu          (Nepal/ Tibet)

26,864
8,188
7

Dhaulagiri       (Nepal)

26,795
8,167
8

Manaslu            (Nepal)

26,781
8,163
9

Nanga Parbat (Pakistan)

26,660
8,126
10

Anapurna Massif (Nepal)

26,545
8,091

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11

Gasherbrum I  (K5) (Pakistan)

26,509
8,080
12

Broad Peak      (Pakistan)

26,414
8,051
13

Gasherbrum II (K4) (Pakistan)

26,362
8,035
14

Shishapangma (China/ Nepal)

26,335
8,027
15

Gyachung Kang (Nepal/ China)

26,089
7,952

Gasherbrum III (K3a) (Pakistan)

26,070
7,946
16

Anapurna II         (Nepal)

26,040
7,937
17

Gasherbrum IV (K3) (Pakistan)

26,024
7,932
18

Himalchuli          (Nepal)

25,896
7,893
19

Distaghil Sar      (Pakistan)

25,866
7,884
20

NgadiChuli         (Nepal)

25,823
7,871

21

Khunyang Chhish (Pakistan)

25,666
7,823

22

Masherbrum  (K1) (Pakistan)

25,659
7,821

23

Nanda Devi             (India)

25,643
7,816

24

Chomo Lonzo        (China)

25,604
7,804

25

Batura Sar             (Pakistan)

25,574
7,795

Source: Highest Mountains on Earth

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Disclaimer:
I hope there are no errors.
There have been many changes, after recent reanalysis, of peaks below 26,000 feet.

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