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K2 Taller Than Mount Everest  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5220 times:

According to a satellite survey carried out somewhere K2(Pakistan) is taller than Everest(Nepal/China). K2 measures at 28, 229 meter's while Everest is at 28, 209.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39668 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

I feel sorry for those climbers who have died trying to climb Mt. Everest.
All of those who have survived must feel like real idiots.

I've heard rumors before that K2 was the tallest. I guess it's official now.



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

Just a minor point airmale, but I think you meant the height of the mountains in feet not in meters.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

I've also heard that K2 is tougher than Everest.


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5206 times:

28,229 METERS?

Wow that is taller than Everest...  Wink/being sarcastic

Seriously...Which study are you referring to?



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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Tallest mountains in the world (measured in feet):

1) 29,029
Everest (Qomolangma Feng)
China & Nepal
2) 28,251
K2 (Qogir Feng, Godwin Austen)
China & India
3) 28,169
Kangchenjunga
India & Nepal
4) 27,766
Makalu
China & Nepal
5) 26,906
Cho Oyu
China & Nepal
6) 26,795
Dhaulagiri
Nepal
7) 26,781
Manaslu
Nepal
8) 26,657
Nanga Parbat
India (Kashmir)
9) 26,545
Annapurna
Nepal
10) 26,470
Gasherbrum
India (Kashmir)

http://www.newton.mec.edu/Angier/DimSum/Tallest%20Mountain%20Chart.html


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

K2 is not in China it never was, nor is it in India since Pakistan came into being, corection regarding the height which according to the survey was 29, 229 feet for K2.


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Airmale,

Where are you getting this survey from?



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

My grandfather used to be a pilot during WWII, and flew regularly past both mountains. He sore till his death that K2 was higher.

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Everest is further from sea level if I am not right, so works out to be the highest point and so is the top off the world I might be roung I am no expert.

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

This is interesting, but do you have a link or any proof of the truth of this? I think that'd be cool if K2 was taller, but I do feel sorry for the climbers that have died trying Everest, or just those that have done it because they wanted to climb the highest mountain. I have heard that K2 is a harder climb than Everest though.

User currently offlineCx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

I'm sorry but the list provided in the link is wrong. Popocatépetl and Ixtazíhuatl mountains just outside of Mexico City are both 17,500+ feet over sea level. That would make them 41 and 42, or around that

About K2, it would be great to confirm that the mountain famous for being the most dangerous is also the highest.



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