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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

Showing Richard Lowe's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 20, or 10%)

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
 Prom-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Etheridge Ridge219080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
2.Muellers Peak213060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
2.Mount Clarke211060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
2.Mount Lee211060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.1 
5.Mount TownsendNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
5.Mount NorthcoteNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.9 
5.Byatts Camp PeakNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.3 
5.Rams Head RangeNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.9 
5.Mount KosciuszkoNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1894.32011-02-23
5.Mount JagungalNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range15.4 
5.Kerries RidgeNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.7 
5.GungartanNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range14.3 
5.Mount TateNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range5.6 
5.Mount TwynamNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0 
5.Back Perisher MountainNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2 
5.Mount PerisherNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0 
5.Carruthers PeakNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.72011-02-23
5.North Rams HeadNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2 
5.Rams HeadNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
5.South Rams HeadNullNullSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.3 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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

Links

     Aussie 10
     The Perfect Mountain 10

 


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