What Was the Highest Mountain before Mt Everest Was Discovered?

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Before Mt. Everest's height was recognized, Mt. Kanchenjunga's height had already been recognized and at that time it was the peak Mt. although people knew Everest was high. In 1847 Andrew Waugh Scott, then manager of the great trigonometric study of India, while watching from near Darjeeling in the eastern Himalayas, gauged the height of the massif of Kanchenjunga at 28,176 feet (8590 m). At that time this far topped any peak yet gauged, and Waugh recorded it as the world's highest mountain.
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