It’s a common mistake for people to assume that the world’s tallest mountain is Mount Everest in the Himalayas, when in fact it’s Mauna Kea in Hawaii, USA.
Measured from its submarine base in the Hawaiian Trough to its peak, it has a combined height of approximately 10,205 metres (33,480 feet) of which 4,205 metres (13,796 feet) are above sea level.
The first people to scale the world’s tallest mountain from seabed to summit are Victor Vescovo and marine scientist Dr Clifford Kapono (both USA) on 1–3 February 2021.
Over the course of three days, the pair travelled by deep-sea submersible, canoe, bicycle and foot, ascending a total vertical elevation of 9,323 m (30,587 ft).
Victor Vescovo is a GWR Hall-of-Famer and also holds the record for first person to visit Earth’s highest and lowest points.
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