Take The Incredible Plunge Into The Highest And Lowest Points On Earth (22 pics)

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30,000 – 35,000 ft: Commercial airlines

29,035 ft: Mount Everest – Earth’s highest point

26,000 ft: Death Zone – Oxygen levels insufficient to sustain human life

22,595 ft: Ojos del Salada – Highest active volcano

18,000 ft: High clouds (Cirrus & Cirrocumulus) start forming

16,728 ft: La Rinconada, Peru – World’s highest human habitation

12,500 ft: Standard skydiving altitude

12,389 ft: Mount Fuji

2,717 ft: Burj Khalifa, Dubai – World’s tallest building

2,073 ft: Shanghai Tower


1,004 ft: The Shard – Europe’s tallest building

-3,182 ft: Bingham Canyon Mine – Deepest man-made open pit excavation

-6,000 ft: Depth of Grand Canyon

-10,000 ft: Cuvier’s Beaked Whales – Deepest diving mammals

-12,500 ft: Wreck of the RMS Titanic

-12,800 ft: Mponeng & TauTona Gold Mines – World’s deepest mines

-26,715 ft: Snailfish – Deepest dwelling fish

-30,000 ft: KTB Borehole – Scientific drilling project


-35,787 ft: Deepsea Challenger – Deepest solo submarine dive

-36,201 ft: Mariana Trench – Lowest known natural point on Earth

-37,318 ft: Sakhalin-I Project – Longest well in the world

-40,230 ft: Kola Borehole – Deepest artificial point on Earth



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