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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M
(Opt)
 Prom-M
(Opt)
Range (Level 3)Isol-Km
1.Mount Kosciuszko22282228South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1894.3
2.Mount Townsend2209209South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7
3.Etheridge Ridge2200100South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9
4.Mount Twynam2195175South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0
5.Rams Head2190130South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.7
6.North Rams Head217777South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2
7.Abbott Peak216060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.5
8.Byatts Camp Peak2159119South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.3
9.Carruthers Peak2145105South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.7
10.Muellers Peak214080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9
10.Little Twynam214060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.7
12.Mount Northcote213191South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.9
13.Mount Clarke212080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.9
13.Mount Lee212080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.1
15.Rams Head Range2077118South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.9
16.Gungartan2068268South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range14.3
16.Mount Tate2068208South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range5.6
18.Mount Jagungal2061281South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range15.4
19.Mount Perisher2054314South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.0
20.South Rams Head205292South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.3
21.Kerries Ridge204080South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.7
22.Back Perisher Mountain2020100South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.2
22.Mount Anton202060South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.7
24.The Paralyser2000140South 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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