World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high
List is not complete, see notes below
Showing Chuck Powrie's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 37, or 8.11%)
|Rank||Drainage Basin||Area-SqMi||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Country||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||East Africa Minor Lake Basins||80,183||Kilimanjaro||19,341||Tanzania||Northeast Tanzania||2006-03|
| ||Ganges||635,381||Mount Everest||29,029||China/Nepal||Central Nepal Himalaya|| |
| ||Indus||388,658||K2||28,261||China/Pakistan||Karakoram|| |
| ||Tarim He||377,277||K2||28,261||China/Pakistan||Karakoram|| |
| ||Yangtze||673,824||Gongga Shan||24,790||China||West Sichuan Ranges|| |
| ||Aral Sea||498,027||Pik Ismail Samani||24,590||Tajikistan||Pamir|| |
| ||Colorado [Arg]||156,123||Aconcagua||22,841||Argentina||Central Argentina-Chile Andes|| |
| ||Salween||104,721||Sepu Kangri||22,822||China||Nyainqêntanglha Shan|| |
| ||Puna de Atacama||17,198||Ojos del Salado||22,615||Argentina/Chile||Puna de Atacama|| |
| ||Santa||4,551||Nevado Huascarán||22,205||Peru||Peruvian Andes|| |
| ||Mekong||310,342||Kawagebo||22,113||China||Parallel Gorges Area|| |
| ||Amazon||2,342,529||Nevado Yerupajá||21,709||Peru||Peruvian Andes|| |
| ||Pativilca||1,798||Nevado Yerupajá||21,709||Peru||Peruvian Andes|| |
| ||Maipo||5,866||Cerro Tupungato||21,539||Argentina/Chile||Central Argentina-Chile Andes|| |
| ||Parana||1,028,759||Nevado de Cachi||20,932||Argentina||Puna de Atacama|| |
| ||Huang He||322,527||Amnye Maqen||20,610||China||West Sichuan Ranges|| |
| ||Lake Balqash||185,971||Mramornaya Stepa||20,407||China/Kazakhstan||Central Tien Shan|| |
| ||Elqui||3,646||Cerro los Olivares||20,394||Argentina/Chile||Central Argentina-Chile Andes|| |
| ||Yukon||329,016||Mount McKinley||20,320||United States||Alaska Range|| |
| ||Susitna||20,621||Mount McKinley||20,320||United States||Alaska Range|| |
| ||Huasco||3,850||Cerro del Toro||20,236||Argentina/Chile||Central Argentina-Chile Andes|| |
| ||Copiapo||7,221||Cerro Copiapó||19,856||Chile||Puna de Atacama|| |
| ||Copper||24,695||Mount Logan||19,541||Canada||Saint Elias Mountains|| |
| ||Malaspina Glacier||2,181||Mount Logan||19,541||Canada||Saint Elias Mountains|| |
| ||Aconcagua||2,820||Cerro Juncal||19,521||Argentina/Chile||Central Argentina-Chile Andes|| |
| ||Hubbard Glacier||1,479||Mount Logan-East Peak||19,350||Canada||Saint Elias Mountains|| |
| ||Magdalena||101,294||Pico Cristóbal Colón||18,950||Colombia||North Colombia Coast|| |
| ||Huaura||1,990||Nevado Santa Rosa||18,720||Peru||Peruvian Andes|| |
| ||Caspian Sea||1,275,775||Elbrus||18,510||Russia||Central Caucasus|| |
| ||Bering Glacier||2,505||Mount Saint Elias||18,008||Canada/United States||Saint Elias Mountains|| |
| ||Orinoco||378,244||Ritacuba Blanco||17,749||Colombia||Colombian Andes|| |
| ||Balsas||43,706||Volcán Popocatépetl||17,717||Mexico||Cordillera Neovolcanica|| |
| ||Jubba||310,577||Mount Kenya||17,057||Kenya||East Central Kenya|| |
| ||Tana||36,191||Mount Kenya||17,057||Kenya||East Central Kenya|| |
| ||Nile||1,204,682||Mount Stanley||16,762||Congo DRC/Uganda||East Rift Valley Ranges|| |
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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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