Mount Everest, the highest mountain in Asia and the world, stands on the crest of the Great Himalayas of southern Asia that lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Mount Aconcagua, on the Chilean border in west-central Argentina, is the highest point in both South America and the Western Hemisphere.
The highest peak in Africa is Kilimanjaro, a volcanic massif in northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border.
The highest peak of the Caucasus and the highest point in Europe is Mount Elbrus in southwestern Russia.
Denali (also called Mount McKinley), in the center of the Alaska Range in south-central Alaska, is the highest peak in North America.
Discovered in 1935 by American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, the Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica.
The highest peak in Australia proper is Mount Kosciuszko, located 240 miles (390 km) southwest of Sydney in the Snowy Mountains of the Australian Alps in southeastern New South Wales.