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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Michael McDonagh's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (48 out of 48, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.22005-08-25
2.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.62006-08-24
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.02006-08-24
2.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.72006-08-24
5.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.72006-08-25
5.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.72006-08-25
5.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.92006-08-25
8.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.82007-08-15
9.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.72007-08-16
9.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.62007-08-16
11.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.02007-08-17
12.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.52008-08-15
13.North Twin4761281Twin Range.82008-08-16
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.32008-08-16
13.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.72008-08-16
13.West Bond4520160Twin Range.42008-08-16
17.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.42008-08-26
18.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.52008-10-11
19.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.72008-11-01
20.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.02008-11-02
20.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.72008-11-02
22.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.82009-07-19
23.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.92009-08-01
24.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.62009-08-12
25.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.02009-08-13
26.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.92009-08-14
26.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.72009-08-14
28.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.32009-09-05
29.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.92009-09-06
29.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.72009-09-06
31.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.52009-09-19
31.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.82009-09-19
33.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.42009-09-26
33.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.72009-09-26
35.Mount Field43201681Willey Range.02009-10-11
35.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.02009-10-11
37.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.22009-10-17
38.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.02009-10-23
38.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.62009-10-23
40.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.12010-04-30
41.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.62010-08-12
42.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.72010-08-13
43.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.92010-08-21
44.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.02010-09-04
44.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.82010-09-04
46.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.92010-09-11
47.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.22010-09-25
48.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.72010-10-09

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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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