What Are the Biggest Mountain Peaks?

The biggest mountain peaks in the world are all located in Asia and include: Mount Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu, among others. Each of these mountains stands over 26,000 feet tall.

Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is located on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. It is an impressive 29,035 feet tall and is still growing about one-third of an inch each year. K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is located on the Pakistan-China border and stands 28,253 feet tall. Due to its extreme weather, K2 has been nicknamed "Savage Mountain." Although people have climbed K2 in the spring and summer months, no one has ever attempted climbing it during the winter.