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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 17, or 11.76%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Kosciuszko22282228South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1894.32011-02-23
2.Mount Perisher2054294South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range5.8 
3.Mount Jagungal2061261South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range15.2 
4.Gungartan2068248South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range13.6 
5.Mount Townsend2209189South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
6.Mount Tate2068188South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range4.9 
7.Mount Twynam2195155South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0 
8.Kangaroo Ridge2077118South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.6 
9.Rams Head2190110South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
10.Abbott Peak215999South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2 
11.Carruthers Peak214585South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.42011-02-23
12.Dicky Cooper Bogong200383South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.7 
13.South Kosciuszko Peak206080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.3 
14.Back Perisher Mountain201474South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.1 
15.South Rams Head205272South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.3 
16.Mount Northcote213171South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.5 
17.Etheridge Ridge218060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.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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