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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 Lafayette15971012Franconia Range27.71995-02-11
3.Mount Moosilauke1464894Moosilauke Area20.21994-10-29
4.Carter Dome1473860Carter Range8.1 
5.Mount Cabot1268811Pilot Range20.71995-11-06
6.South Kinsman Mountain1328731Kinsman Range7.1 
7.Mount Carrigain1426678Pemigewasset Ranges9.41995-11-05
8.Mount Osceola1317610Osceola-Tecumseh9.61994-09-09
9.Mount Tecumseh1220525Osceola-Tecumseh3.91994-09-08
10.Mount Field1317512Willey Range.01994-10-28
11.South Twin1494458Twin Range7.5 
12.North Tripyramid1268402Central Sandwich Range8.1 
13.Mount Waumbek1221393Pliny Range7.71995-03-19
14.Mount Hancock1341366Pemigewasset Ranges3.61994-09-10
15.Wildcat Mountain1348315Carter Range1.4 
16.Mount Moriah1234281Carter Range3.7 
17.Mount Adams1768262Northern Peaks4.81992-10-10
18.Owls Head1227251Franconia Range2.6 
19.Mount Passaconaway1232245Central Sandwich Range4.91995-01-29
20.Mount Garfield1366244Franconia Range3.2 
21.Mount Jefferson1741229Northern Peaks2.71992-10-10
22.Cannon Mountain1244219Kinsman Range2.81993-11-20
23.Middle Carter Mountain1402213Carter Range3.01995-02-12
24.Mount Hale1236187Twin Range3.41994-09-11
25.Mount Whiteface1219171Central Sandwich Range2.9 
26.Mount Madison1636142Northern Peaks1.0 
27.Mount Flume1319124Franconia Range1.41994-10-30
28.Mount Liberty1359116Franconia Range2.41994-10-30
29.Mount Eisenhower1451102Southern Peaks1.21995-10-04
30.Mount Jackson1235101Southern Peaks2.01994-09-11
31.Mount Tom1235101Willey Range1.41994-10-28
32.Mount Osceola-East Peak126796Osceola-Tecumseh1.11994-09-09
33.Mount Bond143291Twin Range3.7 
34.Wildcat D123887Carter Range1.0 
35.North Twin145186Twin Range1.4 
36.Galehead Mountain122780Twin Range.9 
37.Mount Willey129778Willey Range1.61994-10-28
38.Mount Monroe163777Southern Peaks1.1 
39.North Kinsman Mountain130977Kinsman Range1.11993-11-20
40.Middle Tripyramid125673Central Sandwich Range1.0 
41.Mount Pierce131470Southern Peaks1.51995-01-28
42.South Carter Mountain134767Carter Range1.21995-02-12
43.Mount Isolation122062Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.5 
44.Zealand Mountain129261Twin Range.91995-03-18
45.Bondcliffs130056Twin Range1.2 
46.Mount Lincoln155152Franconia Range1.21995-02-11
47.Mount Guyot139049Twin Range1.2 
47.West Bond137849Twin Range.6 

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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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