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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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Showing Nandor Somkuti's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 37, or 10.81%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M
CountryRange (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Pangani38,616KilimanjaroNullTanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2000-09-06
1.Galana42,739KilimanjaroNullTanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2000-09-06
1.East Africa Minor Lake Basins207,675KilimanjaroNullTanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2000-09-06
4.Caspian Sea3,304,259ElbrusNullRussiaCentral Caucasus2005
 Balsas113,199Volcán Popocatépetl5410MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica 
 Jubba804,395Mount KenyaNullKenyaEast Central Kenya 
 Tana93,734Mount KenyaNullKenyaEast Central Kenya 
 Nile3,120,127Mount StanleyNullCongo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges 
 Magdalena262,351Pico Cristóbal ColónNullColombiaNorth Colombia Coast 
 Huaura5,154Nevado Santa RosaNullPeruPeruvian Andes 
 Ganges1,645,637Mount EverestNullChina/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Tarim He977,148K2NullChina/PakistanKarakoram 
 Yangtze1,745,204Gongga ShanNullChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Aral Sea1,289,889Pik Ismail SamaniNullTajikistanPamir 
 Colorado [Arg]404,358AconcaguaNullArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Salween271,227Sepu KangriNullChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan 
 Puna de Atacama44,544Ojos del SaladoNullArgentina/ChilePuna de Atacama 
 Santa11,786Nevado HuascaránNullPeruPeruvian Andes 
 Mekong803,785KawageboNullChinaParallel Gorges Area 
 Amazon6,067,151Nevado YerupajáNullPeruPeruvian Andes 
 Pativilca4,658Nevado YerupajáNullPeruPeruvian Andes 
 Maipo15,193Cerro TupungatoNullArgentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Parana2,664,486Nevado de CachiNullArgentinaPuna de Atacama 
 Huang He835,345Amnye MaqenNullChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Lake Balqash481,666Mramornaya StepaNullChina/KazakhstanCentral Tien Shan 
 Elqui9,442Cerro los OlivaresNullArgentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Yukon852,151DenaliNullUnited StatesAlaska Range 
 Susitna53,408DenaliNullUnited StatesAlaska Range 
 Huasco9,971Cerro del ToroNullArgentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Copiapo18,702Cerro CopiapóNullChilePuna de Atacama 
 Copper63,961Mount LoganNullCanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Malaspina Glacier5,650Mount LoganNullCanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Aconcagua7,303Cerro JuncalNullArgentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Hubbard Glacier3,832Mount Logan-East PeakNullCanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Bering Glacier6,487Mount Saint EliasNullCanada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains 
 Orinoco979,653Ritacuba BlancoNullColombiaColombian Andes 

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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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