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Highest Mountain On Each Continent

Highest means the mountain with the highest elevation above mean sea level.

Highest Mountain in Africa:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

Wildebeest roam the African Savannah in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. Its summit is 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level. It is located in Tanzania. Image of Mount Kilimanjaro copyright iStockphoto / Dan Kite.


Highest Mountain in Asia:
Mount Everest
Mount Everest

Mount Everest as seen from Everest Base Camp, Tibet. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in Asia and the highest mountain in the world. Its summit is 29,031.69 feet (8,848.86 meters) above sea level. It is located in the Himalaya Mountain Range on the border of Nepal and China. Image of Mount Everest copyright iStockphoto / Holger Mette.

Highest Mountain in South America:
Mount Aconcagua
Mount Aconcagua

Aerial view of Aconcagua, an active volcano in the Andes. Mount Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America. Its summit is 22,837 feet (almost 6,961 meters) above sea level. It is located in Argentina. Image of Mount Aconcagua copyright iStockphoto / Cristian Lazzari.

Highest Mountain in North America:
Denali (Mount McKinley)

Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain in North America. Its summit is 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) above sea level. It is located in the USA, in the state of Alaska. Image of Denali copyright iStockphoto / Michael Braun.


Highest Mountain in Europe:
Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Europe. Its summit is 18,510 feet (5,642 meters) above sea level. It is located in Russia. Image of Mount Elbrus copyright iStockphoto / Giliazov Artur.

Highest Mountain in Antarctica:
Mount Vinson
Vinson Massif, Antarctica

Mount Vinson is the highest mountain on Antarctica. Its summit is 16,050 feet (4,892 meters) above sea level. It is located in the summit plateau of Vinson Massif, near the base of the Palmer Peninsula in western Antarctica. Image of Vinson Massif credit NASA.

Highest Mountain in Australia:
Mount Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia. Its summit is 7,310 feet (2,228 meters) above sea level. It is located in New South Wales, Australia. Image of Mount Kosciuszko copyright iStockphoto / Matej Pribelsky.

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