11 Tallest Mountains in North America

If you plan to climb any of the 11 tallest mountains in North America, you’d better hit the gym. You may already know everything about 11 tallest mountains in the world, but these 11 peaks will still give you a workout.

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Before we take a look at the 11 tallest mountains in North America, how do we even measure a mountain? Altitude should be the mountain’s height above sea level, right? But sea level varies and Earth is not a perfect sphere. Today scientists use GPS or photographic techniques to measure with great precision.

To make our list of 11 tallest mountains in North America we looked at the highest major summits of North America, the highest mountain peaks in North America, and North America’s 100 highest.

11. Mount Steele, 16,470 feet

Located in Canada’s Yukon territory in the rugged Saint Elias Mountains, Mount Steele was named for a Gold Rush-era police chief. Its steep angles make it prone to major landslides