Image: Divine Madman
A beautiful sunrise view from Aconcagua, just below the summit
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3. Mount McKinley (North America): 6,194 m (20,320 ft)
A trip to the far north brings us to Mount McKinley, or Denali, which means ‘The Great One’. Denali is difficult not only because of the extreme cold; it also sits on a plateau of 610 m (2,000 feet), with a demanding rise of 5,500 m (18,000 feet). In contrast, even though Everest is almost 2,700 m (9,000 feet) higher than Denali as measured from sea level, it sits on a plateau at 5,200 m (17,000 feet) and only has a vertical rise of just over 3,700 m (12,000 feet).
4. Kilimanjaro (Africa): 5,895 m (19,341 ft)
Kilimanjaro is located in northeastern Tanzania. A dormant volcano, the famous peak has drawn worldwide attention in recent years because of a dramatic drop in ice cap volume. Here is a couple of striking views from the top