The true scale of several mountains.

Understanding the scale of the world’s largest mountains can be pretty darn difficult without actually seeing them in real life. I remember having my mind blown by the size of the Rockies my first time visiting Colorado. Sure, there are mountains in Maine, but nothing quite like this. I would never claim to understand the scale of something like Denali, K2, or Everest without actually seeing them. But this VFX artist does a pretty good job at showing how big these mountains really are.

Just to be clear, while Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, standing at 8,848 meters, Mauna Kea in Hawaii is technically the tallest mountain from base to peak in the world. It takes up 10,210 meters (33,500 feet), over a thousand meters more than Everest.

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