MAUNA KEA IS ABOUT ONE MILLION YEARS OLD VOLCANO. IT IS A DORMANT VOLCANO THAT IS 4207 METERS (13,802 FT) ABOVE THE SEA LEVEL AND IT IS THE TALLEST PEAK IN HAWAII. IT IS ON THE LARGEST OF HAWAII ISLANDS, OAHU, ABOUT 300 KM (190 MILES) AWAY FROM HONOLULU.
The mountain is mostly underwater. When measured from the base to the summit, the height is over 10000 meters (33,000 ft) and that even beats Mount Everest. Still, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world when it comes to above the sea level height.
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Read about the tallest mountain in the world (when measured from its submerged base), its history, geography and wildlife, and check out our climbing and hiking guide.
Of course you would think it's Everest, as it is universally accepted. But, you may want to read about some of it's rivals, for example Mauna Kea.
Take a look at 5 of the greatest thru-hikes or long distance trails in USA and Canada to inspire you on your next life-changing adventure.
Explore out Mountain Info section to find lists of more notable peaks across the US and other continents.
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