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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
 Prom-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Kosciuszko22282228South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1894.3 
2.Mount Townsend2209199South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
3.Mount Twynam2195165South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0 
4.Etheridge Ridge219080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
4.Rams Head2190120South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7 
6.North Rams Head217767South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2 
7.Byatts Camp Peak2159109South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.3 
 Abbott Peak215040South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.5 
8.Carruthers Peak214595South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.7 
 Watsons Crag Dome213646South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.3 
9.Mount Northcote213181South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.9 
 Little Twynam213040South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.7 
10.Muellers Peak213060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
11.Mount Lee211060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.1 
11.Mount Clarke211060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9 
13.Rams Head Range2077118South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.9 
14.Gungartan2068258South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range14.3 
14.Mount Tate2068198South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range5.6 
16.Mount Jagungal2061271South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range15.4 
 Mount Stilwell205424South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.5 
17.Mount Perisher2054304South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0 
18.South Rams Head205282South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.3 
19.Kerries Ridge204060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.7 
 Mount Anton201040South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.7 
20.Back Perisher Mountain201080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2 
 The Paralyser1990120South 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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