Some people claim that Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, if you measure from the sea floor at -19,000 and add the 14,000 above sea level = 33,000. Probably not a scientific approach.
|Hostile but incredibly beautiful|
Mauna Kea is one of the only places in the world where you can drive from sea level to 14,000 ft in about 2 hours, so altitude sickness is a high possibility. http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/visiting-mauna-kea/visiting-the-summit.html
|Hello? is someone out there?|
This fascinating link will tell you about each observatory as you hover your mouse over it. http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/mko/
|Top of Maui Volcano in the distance, |
it appears to float in the clouds.
|On top of the world.|
|Its cold at 14000 feet. Also quiet, very quiet.|