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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

Showing Jim Bloomer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 17, or 11.76%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Kosciuszko73107310South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1177.02010-02-04
1.Carruthers Peak7037279South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.52010-02-04
 Mount Townsend7247620South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.3 
 Mount Twynam7201509South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
 Rams Head7185361South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.3 
 Etheridge Ridge7152197South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.4 
 Byatts Camp Peak7083325South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.7 
 Mount Northcote6991233South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
 Rams Head Range6814387South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.2 
 Gungartan6785814South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range8.4 
 Mount Tate6785617South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.0 
 Mount Jagungal6762856South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range9.6 
 South Kosciuszko Peak6759262South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.4 
 Mount Perisher6739965South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.6 
 South Rams Head6732236South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.8 
 Back Perisher Mountain6608243South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.7 
 Dicky Cooper Bogong6572272South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.7 

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List Description

There are a number of lists that show the highest peaks in Australia, often with a cutoff after the ten highest. This list, however, was modeled after the many worldwide threshold lists that use a round-number elevation cutoff. Here, 2000 meters is a very nice round number that provides a list of 15 summits that crown the Australian continent.

A prominence cutoff of 60 meters was chosen because a) it seemed about right for this list, and b) the 1:50,000 contour maps of the area have 20 meter contours, so it made sense to use a multiple of 20. Sixty meters is about 200 feet, which is similar to prominence cutoffs used for lists covering similar terrain in the eastern USA.

The peaks on this list are all relatively easy hikes or scrambles, and it is entirely possible to do several of these peaks in a single day. They are all clustered closely together in or near the Snowy Mountains.


Thanks to Scott Cockrell for suggesting this list and providing the links to the "Austrailia 10" sites.


     Aussie 10
     The Perfect Mountain 10


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