Mt. Everest vs Mt. Godwin Austin

Suppose you and a friend set out on separate climbing expeditions, you to Mt. Everest and your friend to Mt. Godwin Austen. You both bring identical cooking equipment and intend to cook rice for dinner with equal volumes of water.

On which peak is the rice going to cook faster?

The peak of Mt. Everest (left) is \(\SI{8848}{\meter}\) above sea level.  The peak of Mt. Godwin Austen (also known as K2, right) is \(\SI{8611}{\meter}\) above sea level. The peak of Mt. Everest (left) is 8848 m\SI{8848}{\meter} above sea level. The peak of Mt. Godwin Austen (also known as K2, right) is 8611 m\SI{8611}{\meter} above sea level.


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