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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Dave Bieri's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (28 out of 48, or 58.33%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 6)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Washington19171874Mount Washington Massif1318.91990-06-05
2.Mount Adams1768263Northern Peaks5.01992-10-10
2.Mount Jefferson1741229Northern Peaks2.71992-10-10
4.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak130978Kinsman Range1.21993-11-20
4.Cannon Mountain1244220Kinsman Range4.01993-11-20
6.Mount Tecumseh1220525Osceola-Tecumseh4.31994-09-08
7.Mount Osceola1317610Osceola-Tecumseh9.71994-09-09
7.Mount Osceola-East Peak126797Osceola-Tecumseh1.31994-09-09
9.Mount Hancock1341366Pemigewasset Ranges3.91994-09-10
 South Hancock131648Pemigewasset Ranges1.21994-09-10
10.Mount Hale1236187Twin Range4.21994-09-11
10.Mount Jackson1235101Southern Peaks2.21994-09-11
12.Mount Field1317513Willey Range8.31994-10-28
12.Mount Willey129778Willey Range1.71994-10-28
12.Mount Tom1235101Willey Range1.81994-10-28
15.Mount Moosilauke1464894Moosilauke Area20.31994-10-29
16.Mount Liberty1359115Franconia Range2.81994-10-30
16.Mount Flume1319124Franconia Range1.41994-10-30
18.Mount Pierce131470Southern Peaks2.01995-01-28
19.Mount Passaconaway1232244Central Sandwich Range4.91995-01-29
20.Mount Lafayette15971012Franconia Range27.91995-02-11
20.Mount Lincoln155151Franconia Range1.31995-02-11
22.Middle Carter Mountain1402213Carter Range3.01995-02-12
22.South Carter Mountain134767Carter Range1.61995-02-12
24.Zealand Mountain129261Twin Range1.61995-03-18
25.Mount Waumbek1221393Pliny Range7.91995-03-19
26.Mount Eisenhower1451102Southern Peaks1.91995-10-04
27.Mount Carrigain1426677Pemigewasset Ranges9.41995-11-05
28.Mount Cabot1268811Pilot Range21.01995-11-06
 Ball Crag18619Mount Washington Massif.5 
 Agiocochook Crag17433Mount Washington Massif.8 
 Nelson Crag171811Mount Washington Massif.4 
 Sam Adams170228Northern Peaks.7 
 Mount Clay168642Northern Peaks1.4 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill168018Mount Washington Massif1.5 
 Boott Spur167430Mount Washington Massif.8 
 John Quincy Adams164917Northern Peaks.5 
 Monticello Lawn Peak16484Northern Peaks.5 
 Mount Monroe163777Southern Peaks1.6 
 Mount Madison1636142Northern Peaks1.0 
 Abigail Adams163212Northern Peaks.4 
 Adams 516086Northern Peaks.8 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak158412Southern Peaks.4 
 Mount Truman152424Franconia Range.7 
 Mount Franklin15246Southern Peaks.6 
 South Twin1494458Twin Range7.6 
 Carter Dome1473860Carter Range8.7 
 Slide Peak14652Mount Washington Massif1.3 
 North Twin145185Twin Range1.7 
 Mount Bond143291Twin Range4.3 
 Slide Peak South14304Mount Washington Massif.4 
 Mount Hight142535Carter Range1.2 
 Mount Lethe139713Carter Range.5 
 Mount Guyot139049Twin Range1.7 
 Mount Blue138039Moosilauke Area1.1 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit137913Moosilauke Area1.4 
 North Carter Mountain137812Carter Range.6 
 West Bond137849Twin Range1.0 
 Southeast Castle13728Northern Peaks1.3 
 Mount Garfield1366244Franconia Range3.6 
 Wildcat Mountain1348315Carter Range2.0 
 Kinsman Mountain1328731Kinsman Range7.5 
 Southwest Twin132823Twin Range.9 
 Northwest Castle13209Northern Peaks.2 
 Wildcat B131712Carter Range.5 
 Fourth Howk131520Northern Peaks1.1 
 Wildcat C131042Carter Range.7 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak130929Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.5 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak130525Pemigewasset Ranges.5 
 Carter Dome-South Peak130317Carter Range1.3 
 Bondcliffs130056Twin Range1.6 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak128024Osceola-Tecumseh.7 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak12768Southern Peaks.6 
 Mount Jim127228Moosilauke Area1.3 
 North Tripyramid1268402Central Sandwich Range8.1 
 Middle Tripyramid125673Central Sandwich Range1.0 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak125423Osceola-Tecumseh.5 
 South Tripyramid124425Central Sandwich Range.5 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob12447Pilot Range.4 
 Wildcat D123887Carter Range1.3 
 Mount Moriah1234281Carter Range4.0 
 Wildcat E123323Carter Range.3 
 Emerald Bluff12278Northern Peaks1.1 
 Owls Head1227252Franconia Range3.2 
 Galehead Mountain122781Twin Range1.5 
 Mount Isolation122062Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges2.0 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak121936Pemigewasset Ranges1.6 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak121912Pemigewasset Ranges1.1 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges121912Central Sandwich Range3.1 
 Mount Whiteface1219170Central Sandwich Range2.9 
 Sandwich Mountain1207354Central Sandwich Range8.1 

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List Description

This list of 48 ranked peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains matches closely to that used by the Four Thousand Footer committee of the Applachian Mountain Club. The committee uses an "optimisitic" prominence threshold of 200 feet, which, in terrain covered by maps with 40-foot contours, is equivalent to the 160 feet of "clean" prominence used on this site.

The only discrepancy between the ranked summits on this list and the official 4000-footer club list is that the official list includes South Hancock but not Mount Guyot. This seems odd to me, since Guyot clearly has the exact same prominence as nearby West Bond, an official peak, and South Hancock clearly just misses the 160 foot clean prominence cut-off by 1 foot.

To see the official AMC version of the list, click here.

This list is a very popular peakbagging endeavor, with over 6000 recorded completers. All summits are reached by maintained hiking trails except for Owls Head, where a well-used herd path climbs up a steep landslide to the summit area. Isolation, Bond, West Bond, and Owls Head are the most remote from roads and the only ones that most hikers might not attempt as a day-hike.

The White Mountains (by most definitions) extend into Maine, so it should be pointed out that Old Speck would be on a theoretical "White Mountain 4000-foot Peaks" list of 49 ranked summits.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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