At 29,032 feet above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth, but the highest peak on earth is the silent Maunakiya volcano on the island of Hawaii at 33,500 feet. Although higher than Mount Everest, more than half of Maunakia (19,698 feet) is under water.
That is, just 13,802 feet above sea level. Victor Veskovo, a mountaineer and underwater explorer,
teamed up with Hawaiian scientist Cliff Capono to conquer the now-silent volcano. They walked from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to its peak.
Wescovo, a former U.S. Navy officer, is no stranger to adventure. He has reached the highest peak on all continents. He also commissioned a visit to the deepest known points in the five oceans of the earth with a submersible.