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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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Showing Fraser Perkins's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 37, or 8.11%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 3)Ascent Date
6.Colorado [Arg]156,123Aconcagua22,841ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
15.Parana1,028,759Nevado de Cachi20,932ArgentinaPuna de Atacama 
8.Puna de Atacama17,198Ojos del Salado22,615Argentina/ChilePuna de Atacama 
13.Maipo5,866Cerro Tupungato21,539Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
17.Elqui3,646Cerro los Olivares20,394Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
20.Huasco3,850Cerro del Toro20,236Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
24.Aconcagua2,820Cerro Juncal19,521Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
22.Copper24,695Mount Logan19,541CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
22.Malaspina Glacier2,181Mount Logan19,541CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
25.Hubbard Glacier1,479Mount Logan-East Peak19,350CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
32.Bering Glacier2,505Mount Saint Elias18,008Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains 
21.Copiapo7,221Cerro Azufre19,856ChilePuna de Atacama 
4.Yangtze673,824Gongga Shan24,790ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
7.Salween104,721Sepu Kangri22,822ChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan 
10.Mekong310,342Kawagebo22,113ChinaParallel Gorges Area 
16.Huang He322,527Amnye Maqen20,610ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
14.Lake Balqash185,971Mramornaya Stepa20,997China/KazakhstanCentral Tien Shan 
1.Ganges635,381Mount Everest29,029China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
2.Indus388,658K228,261China/PakistanKarakoram 
2.Tarim He377,277K228,261China/PakistanKarakoram 
29.Magdalena101,294Pico Cristóbal Colón18,950ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast 
33.Orinoco378,244Ritacuba Blanco17,749ColombiaColombian Andes 
37.Nile1,204,682Mount Stanley16,762Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges 
35.Jubba310,577Mount Kenya17,057KenyaEast Central Kenya 
35.Tana36,191Mount Kenya17,057KenyaEast Central Kenya 
34.Balsas43,706Volcán Popocatépetl17,717MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica 
9.Santa4,551Nevado Huascarán22,133PeruPeruvian Andes 
11.Amazon2,342,529Yerupajá21,709PeruPeruvian Andes 
11.Pativilca1,798Yerupajá21,709PeruPeruvian Andes 
30.Huaura1,990Santa Rosa18,720PeruPeruvian Andes 
31.Caspian Sea1,275,775Elbrus18,510RussiaCentral Caucasus 
5.Aral Sea498,027Pik Ismail Samani24,590TajikistanPamir 
26.Pangani14,910Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania1974-02
26.Galana16,502Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania1974-02
26.East Africa Minor Lake Basins80,183Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania1974-02
18.Yukon329,016Mount McKinley20,320United StatesAlaska Range 
18.Susitna20,621Mount McKinley20,320United StatesAlaska Range 

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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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