So in many a fantasy world mountains, or in some cases a particular mountain that play an important role in the story.
Maybe it's the seat of the gods or hosts a hidden Shangri La, you get the idea.
Often times one mountain stands alone (a la Erebor) or one mountain stands significantly taller than all the rest.
In my world I have a mountain range that with a few exceptions splits an entire continent in half. I would like one mountain to stand maybe a third taller than all the rest.
Style wise (geologically) the mountains should resemble the rocky mountains in the US. What I want to know is can a single mountain stand out and be in the range of 50% taller than the rest of the mountains in the range.
- For the sake of this question assume the average height is somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000 feet (3657.6 M) tall. I am looking for one mountain to clearly stand out and be in the neighborhood of 18,000 feet (5486.4 M) tall.
Can this wide of a range be supported?