Lines of sight

We have spent a great time going through our planet to find out the Longest Lines of Sight on Earth.

Here you have a list of the places you have to go to see the farthest possible around the  globe. Want to do a different trip? Here you have some ideas!

Some of the lines are still not achieved…

Want to try yourself? Don’t forget to check our reccommended cameras!

COUNTRY FROM m. TO m. km. View Post
Kyrgyzstan Dankova 5.971 Hindu Tagh 6.436 538
Colombia P. Cristóbal Colón 5.776 Alto Mora 3.264 506
China Kongur Tagh 7.649 N/N 5.017 500
Colombia P. Cristóbal Colón 5.776 Cerro Paramillo 3.730 484
Russia Elbrus 5.642 N/N 2.727 483
Russia Elbrus 5.642 Kiliç Tepesi 3.078 474
India Kanchenjunga 8.586 Parasnath 1.360 462
Nepal Everest 8.848 Parasnath 1.360 455
Spain Finestrelles 2.820 Pic Gaspard 3.867 443 view
Pakistan Nanga Parbat 8.126 Tor Sar 4.584 443
Argentina Champaquí 2.884 Cerro El Plata 5.968 437
Spain Bastiments 2.881 Doigt de Dieu 4.102 436 view
Spain Pic de la Dona 2.692 Barre des Écrins 3.973 430
USA Denali 6.194 Atna Peaks 4.225 426
Mongolia Kharkhiraa 4.037 N/N 3.005 423
France Canigou 2.786 Pic Gaspard 3.867 416 view
Argentina Cerro El Plata 5.968 Sañogasta 3.387 415
France Canigou 2.786 Barre des Écrins 4.102 412 view
Argentina Champaquí 2.284 El Mela 4.150 405
Italy Mt. Cinto 2.706 Dufourspitze 4.634 405
France Puy de la Seche 2.820 Pic de l’Infern 2.869 403 view
Nepal Dhaulagiri 8.167 Trishul I 7.120 402
Argentina Cerro Retama 2.213 Risco Plateado 4.999 401
France Canigou 2.786 St. de la Fremma 2.747 388 view
Argentina Sierra de San Luis 2.158 Cerro Mercedario 6.770 384
France Canigou 2.786 Tete de l’Estrop 2.961 381 view
Ecuador Chimborazo 6.268 N/N 938 375
Tanzania Kilimanjaro 5.895 Nyambene 2.511 373
Italy Mt. Alt. de Nago 2.079 Barre des Écrins 4.102 368
Italy Mt. Cinto 2.706 Mt. Velino 2.487 366
USA Mt. Sanford 4.949 Mt. McKinley 6.194 365
Slovenia Triglav 2.864 Mt. Vecchio 1.983 358
Argentina Cerro Yerba Buena 1.650 Nevado de Famatina 6.250 355
Cyprus Mt. Olympus 1.952 N/N 2.960 354
China / Pakistan K2 8.611 N/N 5.541 347
New Zealand Emily Peaks 2.038 Mt. Taranaki 2.518 345
Italy Mt. Cimone 2.165 Triglav 2.864 345
France Mt. Ventoux 2.509 P. de Serrère 2.912 343
Romania Vârful Peleaga 2.509 Botev Peak 2.376 341
Argentina Aconcagua 6.962 Cerro Vizcacha 4.100 340
Italy Mt. Laghetto 1.969 Monviso 3.841 337
Italy Mt. Cinto 2.706 Mt. Terminillo 2.217 333
France Plomb du Cantal 1.855 Mont Blanc 4.810 332 view
Bolivia Nevado Sajama 6.542 N/N 5.200 329
Italy M. St. Ángelo 1.289 Etna 3.350 325
Spain Bastiments 2.881 Moleta de S’Esclop 926 312
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Bastiments 2.881 309
Spain Castaño 960 Veleta 3.398 308
Spain Puig Roig 1.002 Tossal de la Muga 2.859 307 view
India Kanchenjunga 8.586 Qungmoganze 7.048 305
France St. Beaume 1.148 Canigo 2.785 302 view
Spain Almanzor 2.592 Espiguete 2.450 302
Spain P. de Padre Caro 653 Mulhacen 3.478 292
Spain Turó de l’Home 1.708 Penyagolosa 1.813 291
Spain Penyagolosa 1.812 Pic Long 3.192 289 view
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Pica d’Estats 3.143 285
Spain Poqueira 2.500 Jebel Sougna 1.582 283 view
Spain Penyagolosa 1.812 Aneto 3.404 281 view
Spain Peñarroya 2.028 Montardo 2.833 280
Spain Penyagolosa 1.812 Monte Perdido 3.355 275 view
Spain Penyagolosa 1.812 Puig Major 1.436 272 view
France Marseille 420 Canigou 2.786 264
Spain Teleno 2.183 San Millán 2.131 262
Spain Puig de Galatzó 1.026 Aitana 1.558 261 view
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Pic Long 3.192 260 view
Nepal Manaslu 8.156 Everest 8.848 260
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Perdiguero 3.222 257 view
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Aneto 3.404 254 view
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Vignemale 3.298 254 view
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Posets 3.371 251 view
Italy Cap Corse 392 Le Grand Coyer 2.693 249
Spain Bola del Mundo 2.257 Espiguete 2.450 249
Spain Cantavieja 1.700 Monte Perdido 3.355 246 view
Spain La Friolera 1.130 Mulhacen 3.479 245
Spain Monte Caro 1.441 Puig Major 1.436 236
Poland Bieszczady 1.405 Pietrosul Rodney 2.303 216 view
Spain Monte Caro 1.441 Monte Perdido 3.355 210 view
Spain Monte Caro 1.441 Aneto 3.404 205 view
Spain Monte Caro 1.441 Comaloforno 3.029 203 view
Spain Juego de Bolos I 1.088 Veleta 3.398 203
Spain Carrascoy 2.257 Mulhacen 3.478 201
Croatia Monteburo 189 Velebit Mountains 1.757 201 view
Spain Valdemadera 1.273 Midi d’Ossau 2.885 184 view
Poland Bieszczady 1.405 Lomnica 2.634 183 view
Italy Piamonte 870 Matterhorn 4.478 183 view
Spain Penyagolosa 1.813 Puig Campana 1.406 181 view
USA Westport, WA 7 Mt. Rainier 4.392 178 view
Italy Bastia 62 Mt. Tambura 1.891 172 view
Italy Mt. Argentario 5 Mt. Rotondo 2.622 170 view
Chile Punta Arenas 0 Mt. Sarmiento 2.187 145 view
Spain La Almolda 590 Posets 3.369 140 view
Spain Pradollano 2.500 La Sagra 2.381 120 view
Spain Teide 3.718 Pico de las Nieves 1.949 110 view
Spain Pico de las Nieves 1.949 Teide 3.718 110 view
Germany Geigelstein 1.808 Hintertux Olperer 3.476 89 view
Spain El Pueyo 673 Aneto 3.404 83 view
Spain El Pueyo 673 La Munia 3.133 76 view
Spain Monrepós 1.262 Posets 3.369 75 view
Spain Turó de l’Home  1.708 Illes Medes 70 72 view
Spain El Pueyo 673 Monte Perdido 3.355 71 view
Spain Cerro de los Guardas 1.200 Veleta 3.396 63 view
Morocco Djebel Toubkal 4.197 Djebel Siroua 3.304 49 view
Austria Reschenpass 1.504 Ortler 3.904 35 view
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12 thoughts on “Lines of sight

  1. I’m also a line of sight enthusiast (though my camera software isn’t up to par for capturing these!) and would like to submit some USA line of sight possibilities (there are lots more besides these ones!):

    Mount Whitney – San Gorgonio Mountain, CA – 190mi/306km – I have actually seen this view with my eyes. http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/gallery/usa/whitney.html

    Mount Rainier, WA – Twin Peaks, OR (Wallowa Mountains) – 237mi/382km http://www.udeuschle.selfhost.pro/panoramas/panqueryfull.aspx?mode=newstandard&data=lon%3A-121.76049%24%24%24lat%3A46.85259%24%24%24alt%3Aauto%24%24%24altcam%3A10%24%24%24hialt%3Atrue%24%24%24resolution%3A200%24%24%24azimut%3A180%24%24%24sweep%3A360%24%24%24leftbound%3A111.15%24%24%24rightbound%3A120.5%24%24%24split%3A60%24%24%24splitnr%3A6%24%24%24tilt%3A-1.8991666666666664%24%24%24tiltsplit%3Afalse%24%24%24elexagg%3A1.2%24%24%24range%3A500%24%24%24colorcoding%3Atrue%24%24%24colorcodinglimit%3A302%24%24%24title%3ARainier%20%5BTelescope%5D%24%24%24description%3A%24%24%24email%3A%24%24%24language%3Aen%24%24%24screenwidth%3A1920%24%24%24screenheight%3A962

    Black Dome, NY – Camel’s Hump, VT (low elevation view, both peaks only approx. 4,000ft high) – 155mi/249km

    http://www.udeuschle.selfhost.pro/panoramas/panqueryfull.aspx?mode=newstandard&data=lon%3A-74.12287%24%24%24lat%3A42.27039%24%24%24alt%3Aauto%24%24%24altcam%3A10%24%24%24hialt%3Atrue%24%24%24resolution%3A200%24%24%24azimut%3A45%24%24%24sweep%3A60%24%24%24leftbound%3A20.1%24%24%24rightbound%3A29.450000000000003%24%24%24split%3A60%24%24%24splitnr%3A1%24%24%24tilt%3A-1.1041666666666665%24%24%24tiltsplit%3Afalse%24%24%24elexagg%3A1.2%24%24%24range%3A500%24%24%24colorcoding%3Atrue%24%24%24colorcodinglimit%3A302%24%24%24title%3ABlack+Dome%20%5BTelescope%5D%24%24%24description%3A%24%24%24email%3A%24%24%24language%3Aen%24%24%24screenwidth%3A1920%24%24%24screenheight%3A962

    Hilgard Peak, UT – Mount Sneffels, CO – 209mi/336km – possibly the longest view of the Rocky Mountains. (ignore Shasta title)

    http://www.udeuschle.selfhost.pro/panoramas/panqueryfull.aspx?mode=newstandard&data=lon%3A-111.54316%24%24%24lat%3A38.68357%24%24%24alt%3Aauto%24%24%24altcam%3A10%24%24%24hialt%3Atrue%24%24%24resolution%3A200%24%24%24azimut%3A90%24%24%24sweep%3A60%24%24%24leftbound%3A101.45%24%24%24rightbound%3A107.45%24%24%24split%3A60%24%24%24splitnr%3A1%24%24%24tilt%3A-1.2741666666666664%24%24%24tiltsplit%3Afalse%24%24%24elexagg%3A1.2%24%24%24range%3A500%24%24%24colorcoding%3Atrue%24%24%24colorcodinglimit%3A302%24%24%24title%3ACloud+Peak%20%5BTelescope%5D%24%24%24description%3A%24%24%24email%3A%24%24%24language%3Aen%24%24%24screenwidth%3A1920%24%24%24screenheight%3A962

    I didn’t have the time to generate udeuschle panoramas of the following, but have verified these lines of sight with the website:

    Mount Shasta, CA – North Sister, OR – 192mi/308km

    Cloud Peak, WY – Greathouse Peak, MT – 196mi/315km

    I believe these are among the longest lines of sight in the lower 48 states.

    Feel free to email me with more questions or requests for additional lines of sight!

    – Dan Saxton

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  2. Dan – interesting set of points and udeuschle panoramas is an interesting resource. But it appears that the site does not take into consideration the curvature of the earth (if there is such a thing, lol) and the true elevation above sea level that starts to bisect that line of site (halfway across the span).

    I went here to test the NY Black Dome line to Camel’s Hump in Vermont across 155mi and this is what it came out with, even without considering the mid-point elevation that would obviously obstruct thew view:
    https://dizzib.github.io/earth/curve-calc/?d0=155&h0=4003&unit=imperial

    If udeuschle panoramas is faulty, maybe someone should notify them.

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