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Which Was the highest Mountain before Mount Everest?

Mount Everest Highest Mountain in the world

Today, Mount Everest with an elevation of 8,848 meters from the sea level is the highest mountain peak in the world. This roof of the world is in Nepal and bordered with Tibet (China). But you may wonder with the question which was the highest mountain before mount Everest was discovered?

Yes, this is the most important and exciting question for the mountain lovers. Before the discovery of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters) was considered to be the highest mountain in the earth and it became the highest mountain from 1847 to 1852. Mount Everest was established as the highest mountain in 1852 and officially confirmed in 1856.

Here is the list of the mountains that have been presumed to be the highest mountain in the world.

Chimborazo - 6,267 meters (20,561 ft), Ecuador was presumed as the highest mountain in the world from sixteenth century Until the beginning of the 19th century. The tip of the mountain is the farthest from the Earth’s center, because of the equatorial bulge of Earth.

Nanda Devi - 7,816 meters (25,643 ft), India was presumed as the highest mountain in the world Before Kanchenjunga was discovered in 19th century. Now this mountain is 23rd highest mountain in the world.

Dhaulagiri - 8,167 meters (26,795 ft), Nepal was presumed as the highest mountain from 1808 to 1847, before Kanchenjunga was discovered as the highest mountain in the world in 1952. Now this mountain is the 7th highest mountain peak in the world.

Kanchenjunga - 8,586 meters (28,169 ft), Nepal was presumed as the highest mountain in the world from 1847 until 1852. Now this is 3rd highest mountain peak in the world.

K2 - 8,611 meters (28,251 ft), Pakistan discovered in 1856 was officially declared as the World's tallest Mountain. Considered as the tallest for a very short period. Now, this is the second highest mountain peak in the world.

Mount Everest - 8,848 meters (29,029 ft). Nepal discovered in 1852, but officially confirmed as the highest mountain peak in the world in 1856.

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