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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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Showing David Hart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 37, or 13.51%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Yukon852,151Mount McKinley6194United StatesAlaska Range1992-05-15
1.Susitna53,408Mount McKinley6194United StatesAlaska Range1992-05-15
3.Bering Glacier6,487Mount Saint Elias5489Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains1996-05
4.Copper63,961Mount Logan5956CanadaSaint Elias Mountains1998-05
4.Malaspina Glacier5,650Mount Logan5956CanadaSaint Elias Mountains1998-05
 Ganges1,645,637Mount Everest8848China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Indus1,006,625K28614China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Tarim He977,148K28614China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Yangtze1,745,204Gongga Shan7556ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Aral Sea1,289,889Pik Ismail Samani7495TajikistanPamir 
 Colorado [Arg]404,358Aconcagua6962ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Salween271,227Sepu Kangri6956ChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan 
 Puna de Atacama44,544Ojos del Salado6893Argentina/ChilePuna de Atacama 
 Santa11,786Nevado Huascarán6746PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Mekong803,785Kawagebo6740ChinaParallel Gorges Area 
 Amazon6,067,151Yerupajá6617PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Pativilca4,658Yerupajá6617PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Maipo15,193Cerro Tupungato6565Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Parana2,664,486Nevado de Cachi6380ArgentinaPuna de Atacama 
 Huang He835,345Amnye Maqen6282ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Lake Balqash481,666Mramornaya Stepa6220China/KazakhstanCentral Tien Shan 
 Elqui9,442Cerro los Olivares6216Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Huasco9,971Cerro del Toro6168Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Copiapo18,702Cerro Azufre6052ChilePuna de Atacama 
 Aconcagua7,303Cerro Juncal5950Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Hubbard Glacier3,832Mount Logan-East Peak5898CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Pangani38,616Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania 
 Galana42,739Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania 
 East Africa Minor Lake Basins207,675Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania 
 Magdalena262,351Pico Cristóbal Colón5776ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast 
 Huaura5,154Santa Rosa5706PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Caspian Sea3,304,259Elbrus5642RussiaCentral Caucasus 
 Orinoco979,653Ritacuba Blanco5410ColombiaColombian Andes 
 Balsas113,199Volcán Popocatépetl5400MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica 
 Jubba804,395Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Central Kenya 
 Tana93,734Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Central Kenya 
 Nile3,120,127Mount Stanley5109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges 

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List Description

This list is a work in progess and it is not complete. The goal is to list every primary basin (defined as a basin of a river that flows into the sea, plus logically-defined internal basins) that has a high point over 5000 meters. But there are many very small coastal rivers that drain high summits that I have not yet researched. The river that drains Orizaba in Mexico is perhaps the most glaring omission, but there are others in Chile and perhaps Asia where I have overlooked a basin.

Still, the list shows many of the high peaks of the world that are also primary drainage basin high points.

 


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