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The Tallest Mountain On Earth Isn’t Everest

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Mount Everest may be the highest mountain to climb in the world, but it’s actually not the tallest mountain on Earth. According to a recent New York Times report, that designation belongs to Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo.


Mount Everest may be the highest mountain to climb in the world, but it’s actually not the tallest mountain on Earth. 
According to a recent New York Times report, that designation belongs to Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. 
While it is around 8,500 feet shorter than Everest when measured from sea level--20,500 feet versus just over 29,000 feet--the South American peak’s distance of nearly 4,000 miles from the Earth’s center far surpasses its Himalayan counterpart. 
The reason for this disparity is because Earth isn’

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