Skip to main content

Mountains and Hills (and Molehills)


Is Mount Everest the tallest mountain on Earth? It would certainly seem to qualify. Chinese geographers tell us that it measures 29,017 feet, while Nepali geographers make it a skosh short of 29,029 feet. The National Geographic Society adds another six feet to the count, a figure the Encyclopaedia Britannica endorses, following measurements taken by an American expedition twenty years ago.


To continue reading, please login or subscribe.

This story is locked

Get unlimited access

Login  OR  Subscribe

Recommended Reading