Lines of sight

The table below shows the Longest Lines of Sight on Earth by distance. Azimuth of view is also indicated.
If DONE? is “yes” click to see the pictures, otherwise you might be the first to capture it!

Country From To km. Azimuth done?
Kyrgyzstan Dankova (5.971 m.) Hindu Tagh (6.436 m.) 538 170º
Colombia P. Cristóbal Colón (5.776 m.) Alto Mora (3.264 m.) 506 206º
China Kongur Tagh (7.649 m.) – (5.017 m.) 500 117º
Colombia P. Cristóbal Colón (5.776 m.) Cerro Paramillo (3.730 m.) 484 211º
Russia Elbrus (5.642 m.) – (2.727 m.) 483 231º
Russia Elbrus (5.642 m.) Kiliç Tepesi (3.078 m.) 474 230º
India Kanchenjunga (8.586 m.) Parasnath (1.360 m.) 462 206
Nepal Everest (8.848 m.) Parasnath (1.360 m.) 455 190
Pakistan Nanga Parbat (8.126 m.) Tor Sar (4.584 m.) 443 254º
Argentina Champaquí (2.884 m.) Cerro El Plata (5.968 m.) 440 253º
Spain Bastiments (2.881 m.) Barre des Écrins (4.102 m.) 433 49º
USA Mt. McKinley (6.194 m.) Atna Peaks (4.225 m.) 426 107º
Mongolia Kharkhiraa (4.037 m.) – (3.005 m.) 423 132º
Argentina Cerro El Plata (5.968 m.) Sañogasta (3.387 m.) 415 25º
France Canigou (2.786 m.) Barre des Écrins (4.102 m.) 412 48º
Argentina Champaquí (2.284 m.) El Mela (4.150 m.) 405 328º
Italy Mt. Cinto (2.706 m.) Dufourspitze (4.634 m.) 405 348º
Nepal Dhaulagiri (8.167 m.) Trishul I (7.120 m.) 402 297º
Argentina Cerro Retama (2.213 m.) Risco Plateado (4.999 m.) 401 239º
France Canigou (2.786 m.) Tete de l’Estrop (2.961 m.) 381 58º yes
Ecuador Chimborazo (6.268 m.) – (938 m.) 375 215º
Tanzania Kilimanjaro (5.895 m.) Nyambene (2.511 m.) 373 10º
Italy Mt. Alt. de Nago (2.079 m.) Barre des Écrins (4.102 m.) 368 256º
Italy Mt. Cinto (2.706 m.) Mt. Velino (2.487 m.) 366 93º
USA Mt. Sanford (4.949 m.) Mt. McKinley (6.194 m.) 364 288º
Slovenia Triglav (2.864 m.) Mt. Vecchio (1.983 m.) 358 229º
Argentina Cerro Yerba Buena (1.650 m.) Nevado de Famatina (6.250 m.) 355 315º
Cyprus Mt. Olympus (1.952 m.) – (2.960 m.) 354 305º
New Zealand K2 (8.611 m.) ? (5.541 m.) 347 263º
New Zealand Emily Peaks (2.038 m.) Mt. Taranaki (2.518 m.) 345 24º
Italy Mt. Cimone (2.165 m.) Triglav (2.864 m.) 345 44º
France Mt. Ventoux (2.509 m.) P. de Serrère (2.912 m.) 343 241º
Romania Vârful Peleaga (2.509 m.) Botev Peak (2.376 m.) 341 151º
Argentina Aconcagua (6.962 m.) Cerro Vizcacha (4.100 m.) 340 18º
Italy Mt. Laghetto (1.969 m.) Monviso (3.841 m.) 337 252º
Italy Mt. Cinto (2.706 m.) Mt. Terminillo (2.217 m.) 333 87º
France Mont Blanc (4.810 m.) Plomb du Cantal (1.855 m.) 331 256º
Bolivia Nevado Sajama (6.542 m.) – (5.200 m.) 329 135º
Italy M. St. Ángelo (1.289 m.) Etna (3.350 m.) 325 172º
Spain Bastiments (2.881 m.) Moleta de S’Esclop (926 m.) 312 177º
Spain Cantavieja (1.700 m.) Bastiments (2.881 m.) 309 45º
Spain Castaño (960 m.) Veleta (3.398 m.) 308 107º
Spain Puig Roig (1.002 m.) Tossal de la Muga (2.859 m.) 307 342º yes
India Kanchenjunga (8.586 m.) Qungmoganze (7.048 m.) 305 36
Spain Almanzor (2.592 m.) Espiguete (2.450 m.) 302
Spain P. de Padre Caro (653 m.) Mulhacen (3.478 m.) 292 104º
Spain Turó de l’Home (1.708 m.) Penyagolosa (1.813 m.) 291 234º
Spain Penyagolosa (1.812 m.) Pic Long (3.192 m.) 289 yes
Spain Cantavieja (1.700 m.) Pica d’Estats (3.143 m.) 285 32º
Spain Penyagolosa (1.812 m.) Aneto (3.404 m.) 281 17º
Spain Peñarroya (2.028 m.) Montardo (2.833 m.) 280 27º
Spain Penyagolosa (1.812 m.) Monte Perdido (3.355 m.) 275 yes
Spain Penyagolosa (1.812 m.) Puig Major (1.436 m.) 272 99º yes
France Marseille (420 m.) Canigou (2.786 m.) 264 251º
Spain Teleno (2.183 m.) San Millán (2.131 m.) 262 92º
Spain Puig de Galatzó (1.026 m.) Aitana (1.558 m.) 261 246º yes
Nepal Manaslu (8.156 m.) Everest (8.848 m.) 260 105º
Spain Cantavieja (1.700 m.) Posets (3.371 m.) 251 16º yes
Italy Cap Corse (392 m.) Le Grand Coyer (2.693 m.) 249 301º
Spain Bola del Mundo (2.257 m.) Espiguete (2.450 m.) 249 345º
Spain La Friolera (1.130 m.) Mulhacen (3.479 m.) 245 173º
Spain Monte Caro (1.441 m.) Puig Major (1.436 m.) 236 117º
Spain Monte Caro (1.441 m.) Monte Perdido (3.355 m.) 210 353º
Spain Monte Caro (1.441 m.) Aneto (3.404 m.) 205  yes
Spain Juego de Bolos I (1.088 m.) Veleta (3.398 m.) 203 187º
Spain Carrascoy (2.257 m.) Mulhacen (3.478 m.) 201 245º
Italy Bastia (62 m.) Mt. Tambura (1.891 m.) 172 22º yes

One thought 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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