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 recommended cameras!

CountryFromm.Tom.KM.link
KyrgyzstanDankova5.971Hindu Tagh6.436538
ColombiaP. Cristóbal Colón5.776Alto Mora3.264506
ChinaKongur Tagh7.649N/N5.017500
ColombiaP. Cristóbal Colón5.776Cerro Paramillo3.730484
RussiaElbrus5.642N/N2.727483
RussiaElbrus5.642Kiliç Tepesi3.078474
IndiaKanchenjunga8.586Parasnath1.360462
NepalEverest8.848Parasnath1.360455
SpainFinestrelles2.820Pic Gaspard3.867443view
PakistanNanga Parbat8.126Tor Sar4.584443
ArgentinaChampaquí2.884Cerro El Plata5.968437
SpainBastiments2.881Doigt de Dieu4.102436view
SpainPic de la Dona2.692Barre des Écrins3.973430
USADenali6.194Atna Peaks4.225426
MongoliaKharkhiraa4.037N/N3.005423
FranceCanigou2.786Pic Gaspard3.867416view
ArgentinaCerro El Plata5.968Sañogasta3.387415
FranceCanigou2.786Barre des Écrins4.102412view
ArgentinaChampaquí2.284El Mela4.150405
ItalyMt. Cinto2.706Dufourspitze4.634405
FrancePuy de la Seche2.820Pic de l’Infern2.869403view
NepalDhaulagiri8.167Trishul I7.120402
ArgentinaCerro Retama2.213Risco Plateado4.999401
FranceCanigou2.786St. de la Fremma2.747388view
ArgentinaSierra de San Luis2.158Cerro Mercedario6.770384
FranceCanigou2.786Tete de l’Estrop2.961381view
EcuadorChimborazo6.268N/N938375
TanzaniaKilimanjaro5.895Nyambene2.511373
ItalyMt. Alt. de Nago2.079Barre des Écrins4.102368
ItalyMt. Cinto2.706Mt. Velino2.487366
USAMt. Sanford4.949Mt. McKinley6.194365
SloveniaTriglav2.864Mt. Vecchio1.983358
ArgentinaCerro Yerba Buena1.650Nevado de Famatina6.250355
CyprusMt. Olympus1.952N/N2.960354
PakistanK28.611N/N5.541347
N. ZealandEmily Peaks2.038Mt. Taranaki2.518345
ItalyMt. Cimone2.165Triglav2.864345
FranceMt. Ventoux2.509P. de Serrère2.912343
RomaniaVârful Peleaga2.509Botev Peak2.376341
ArgentinaAconcagua6.962Cerro Vizcacha4.100340
ItalyMt. Laghetto1.969Monviso3.841337
ItalyMt. Cinto2.706Mt. Terminillo2.217333
FrancePlomb du Cantal1.855Mont Blanc4.810332view
BoliviaNevado Sajama6.542N/N5.200329
ItalyM. St. Ángelo1.289Etna3.350325
SpainBastiments2.881Moleta de S’Esclop926312
SpainCantavieja1.700Bastiments2.881309
SpainCastaño960Veleta3.398308
SpainPuig Roig1.002Tossal de la Muga2.859307view
IndiaKanchenjunga8.586Qungmoganze7.048305
FranceSt. Beaume1.148Canigo2.785302view
SpainAlmanzor2.592Espiguete2.450302
SpainP. de Padre Caro653Mulhacen3.478292
SpainTuró de l’Home1.708Penyagolosa1.813291
SpainPenyagolosa1.812Pic Long3.192289view
SpainCantavieja1.700Pica d’Estats3.143285
SpainPoqueira2.500Jebel Sougna1.582283view
SpainPenyagolosa1.812Aneto3.404281view
SpainPeñarroya2.028Montardo2.833280
SpainPenyagolosa1.812Monte Perdido3.355275view
SpainPenyagolosa1.812Puig Major1.436272view
FranceMarseille420Canigou2.786264
SpainTeleno2.183San Millán2.131262
SpainPuig de Galatzó1.026Aitana1.558261view
SpainCantavieja1.700Pic Long3.192260view
NepalManaslu8.156Everest8.848260
SpainCantavieja1.700Perdiguero3.222257view
SpainCantavieja1.700Aneto3.404254view
SpainCantavieja1.700Vignemale3.298254view
SpainCantavieja1.700Posets3.371251view
ItalyCap Corse392Le Grand Coyer2.693249
SpainBola del Mundo2.257Espiguete2.450249
SpainCantavieja1.700Monte Perdido3.355246view
SpainLa Friolera1.130Mulhacen3.479245
SpainMonte Caro1.441Puig Major1.436236
PolandBieszczady1.405Pietrosul Rodney2.303216view
SpainMonte Caro1.441Monte Perdido3.355210view
SpainMonte Caro1.441Aneto3.404205view
SpainMonte Caro1.441Comaloforno3.029203view
SpainJuego de Bolos I1.088Veleta3.398203
SpainCarrascoy2.257Mulhacen3.478201
CroatiaMonteburo189Velebit Mountains1.757201view
SpainValdemadera1.273Midi d’Ossau2.885184view
PolandBieszczady1.405Lomnica2.634183view
ItalyPiamonte870Matterhorn4.478183view
SpainPenyagolosa1.813Puig Campana1.406181view
USAWestport, WA7Mt. Rainier4.392178view
ItalyBastia62Mt. Tambura1.891172view
ItalyMt. Argentario5Mt. Rotondo2.622170view
ChilePunta Arenas0Mt. Sarmiento2.187145view
SpainLa Almolda590Posets3.369140view
SpainPradollano2.500La Sagra2.381120view
SpainTeide3.718Pico de las Nieves1.949110view
SpainPico de las Nieves1.949Teide3.718110view
GermanyGeigelstein1.808Hintertux Olperer3.47689view
SpainEl Pueyo673Aneto3.40483view
SpainEl Pueyo673La Munia3.13376view
SpainMonrepós1.262Posets3.36975view
SpainTuró de l’Home 1.708Illes Medes7072view
SpainEl Pueyo673Monte Perdido3.35571view
SpainCerro de los Guardas1.200Veleta3.39663view
MoroccoDjebel Toubkal4.197Djebel Siroua3.30449view
AustriaReschenpass1.504Ortler3.90435view

32 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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    1. Hey man, excellent work. You might want to add this “The Grandest View” in Mesa Verde National Park in sw Colorado overlooking the nw corner of New Mexico and the northeast corner of Arizona. 162 miles as posted by the BLM.

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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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  3. And we are led to believe we live on a spinning ball 25000 miles in circumference. I’ve just heard a quote from a guy climbing everest who says you can see up to 1200 miles! Which is it…? Obviously anyone with half a brain can figure the earth is a level plane of sorts and not a silly ball!

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  4. And we are led to believe we live on a spinning ball 25000 miles in circumference. I’ve just heard a quote from a guy climbing everest who says you can see up to 1200 miles! Which is it…? Obviously anyone with half a brain can figure the earth is a level plane of sorts and not a silly ball! The discrepancies in the ball models are to many to even mention! Fact is we don’t have a true model!!

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  6. One that I didn’t see on the list is Mount Diablo to Mount Lassen, 180 miles/289 km, California USA. Often visible on clear days.

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  7. I found a new line of sight from White Horse Hill, Oxfordshire to Waun Fach in the Black Mountains. I estimate that the distance is approximately 75 miles. The weather conditions, refraction, humidity and ambient light were all near perfect. My research includes the verified information from PeakFinder and Viewfinder Panoramas. I have also captured the view via my phone camera, although the quality isn’t great for supporting my claim. Andrew 31.5.19

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  8. Just a really stupid question; if you have the longest possible view from Pik Dankova to Hindu Tagh, why doesn’t Hindu Tagh share the first place with Pik Dankova? If it’s possible to see from point A to point B, it should be possible to see from point B to point A, savvy?

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  9. Just a really stupid question; if you have the longest possible view from Pik Dankova to Hindu Tagh, why doesn’t Hindu Tagh share the first place with Pik Dankova? If it’s possible to see from point A to point B, it should be possible to see from point B to point A, savvy?

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