List of highest mountains
This is a list of the highest mountains in the world. There are at least 109 mountains on Earth that are higher than 7,200 metres (23,622 ft) above sea level. Most of these are in central or southern Asia. It is hard to measure how tall a mountain is, so these measurements may not be exact. It is also hard to figure out if two peaks close to each other are part of the same mountain or are two different mountains.
1. The summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth
- For Nepal, the heights indicated on the Nepal Topographic Maps are followed. For China and the Baltoro Karakoram, the heights are those of "The Maps of Snow Mountains in China". For the Hispar Karakoram the heights on a Russian 1:100,000 topo map  seem to be more accurate than the customarily quoted heights probably based on US army maps from the 50s . Elsewhere, unless otherwise indicated, heights are those in Jill Neate's "High Asia".
- The region is beautifully covered by Terraserver.com and Google Maps Satellite imagery. Coordinates were established by comparing topographical maps with these satellite images.
- The prominence data were extracted from a combination of maps and computer aided analysis of NASA's 3" SRTM data. Prominences over 1,450 m were copied from this website.
- Here defined as the first higher mountain beyond the key saddle with at least 500 m prominence itself.
- The number of ascents and failed attempts up to 2004 is extracted from the Alpine Club Himalayan index. These are the number of expeditions (not individuals) that announced their ascent or attempt in a journal. They are probably quite accurate for the rarely climbed peaks (though omissions were noted), but greatly underestimate the number of ascending parties on the easier and/or more popular mountains, like most eight-thousanders. For instance, Mt Everest has been scaled 2,251 times by individuals up to 2004 .
- Given the large differences between multiple "final" measurements of Mt Everest, the traditional 8,848 m is listed. For more information, see Mount Everest#Measurement.
- Everest IS parent to K2 by the definition of topographic prominence. See also, the discussion page.
- Summitpost (Has details on 30 of the top 100 peaks)
- Prominence lists (lists all mountains in the world with more than 1,450m of prominence)
- Alpine Club Himalayan index (Gives history of ascents and location of not well known peaks)
- Discussion of often misquoted heights
- Mountains of Northern Kashmir
- Digital elevation data, including all the above peaks and many more worldwide
- Hispar area: expedition reports and maps
- List of highest mountains down to 6750 metres