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Old 05-22-2009, 09:41 AM
pipper pipper is offline
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Originally Posted by Malacandra View Post
Why Kilimanjaro, out of interest? You know, what with Everest being way higher and all that.
notfrommensa is on the right track. It's because Kili is the world's largest/ tallest freestanding mountain (that is on land anyway. I think there are some underwater volcanoes that are larger).

In other words, the difference between the summit and the surrounding land is the greatest. Everest is higher, but since the surrounding land is also very high, the absolute difference is less.

Last edited by pipper; 05-22-2009 at 09:45 AM.