/ Everest not the tallest
Needless to say I quickly got Google on the case and stumbled across this:
Not sure I will take it as gospel but an interesting concept anyway.
I mean could claim to have climbed the highest peak in the world after having climbed K2 in winter conditions?
I have to add that it is not on my tick list of mountains for the year!
Dunno, but I'd have thought any highest in the world business would come somewhat secondary to climbing K2 in winter anyway!
237m of snow buildup on the summit? Really? Just for a few weeks?
Call me a skeptic but i find it hard to believe that the snow is +200m deep on the summit of K2.
And wouldnt it build up on everest too?
Quite right, Mauna Kea is the tallest.
> Quite right, Mauna Kea is the tallest.
No, it's Chimborazo.
Seems this myth that K2 is taller than Everest does the rounds periodically, but it has been proved otherwise on numerous occasions.
I thought it was Mount Snowdon?
> I thought it was Mount Snowdon?
Mount Scafell Pike is the one you're looking for
Depends on your definition and how perdantic you want to be: -
No way man; it's not even taller than Beinn Narnain.
He said Cobblers - plural. If you piled two Cobblers one on top of the other, they'd be way higher than Beinn Narnain, easily.
Haha it is not even the highest in the UK, the three highest mountains in the UK are Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and Scaffold Pike in that order.
> 237m of snow buildup on the summit? Really? Just for a few weeks?
Lets hope there isn't a weak bond low down!
Not sure about SCAFFOLD pike though. Is that another temporary high peak?
> I thought it was Mount Snowdon?
Isn't Mount Snowdon even higher than Mount Scafell Pike and Mount Ben Nevis, but not as high as Mount Inaccessible Pinnacle, Mount Eiger, Mount Everest or Mount K2? I'm not certain where Mount Brown Willy fits into the scheme of things.
Who is this Ben Nevis of whom you speak, the pikey scaffolder with an inaccessible brown willy?
Started on what?
> Started on what?
I was fighting (a vital debate) with a friend a little while ago, about all this. He didn`t believe me, till he googled it. Now he owes me a beer!!!
Hook, line, sinker and a copy of the Angling Times...
I'm afraid I'll have to start you :-)
Everest is higher than Manau Kea, but I will accept Manau Kea is taller than Everest.
12,192m give or take a cm or 2
> Haha it is not even the highest in the UK, the three highest mountains in the UK are Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and Scaffold Pike in that order.
I think you'll find the 3 highest in the UK are Ben Nevis, Ben Macdui and Braeriach ;)
They inflate the figures like South American countries.... Mount Ingleborough looks much higher.
We note in passing that ALL the world's peaks will be shrinking by a metre or so over the next few decades due to rising sea levels. Things are so relative.
Not wanting to appear to sane on an insane thread, but the published heights of Everest and K2 (and many peaks in greater ranges) are both disputed. People get transfixed with measuring the top, but actually the real difficulties lie in knowing where the bottom is.
Trust me, I'm a doctor.
I seem to remember the Wrekin being pretty impressive. I expect it's shrunk a bit since 1973....
excellent pub quiz question / ans
I always thought the highest mountain in the United Kingdom was mount paget on South Georgia. At 2934 metres. Highest in Great Britain maybe Ben Nevis. But not UK
South Georgia is classed as a 'British Overseas Territory' and isn't part of the United Kingdom.
But if you measure Everest from the bottom of the Marianas trench, it would be around 19000m high. And if no water existed, it would be even higher, cos being limestone it would have eroded a lot less.
There's snow on Kendal Castle Hill, therefore it is highest. I have never seen a bird fly over it either, so QED.
> But if you measure Everest from the bottom of the Marianas trench, it would be around 19000m high. And if no water existed, it would be even higher, cos being limestone it would have eroded a lot less.
If no water existed Tim Berners-Lee would never have been born so the World Wide Web would never have been invented and we wouldn't be having this argument...
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