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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

RankPeak Elev-Ft
LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5 
2.Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.7 
3.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.4 
4.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9 
5.Mount Shuksan91314431USA-WACascade Range10.4 
6.Half Dome88601400USA-CASierra Nevada2.8 
7.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4 
8.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7 
9.Mount Saint Helens83334593USA-WACascade Range32.0 
10.Liberty Bell Mountain7740220USA-WACascade Range.2 
11.El Capitan756929USA-CASierra Nevada1.5 
12.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3 
13.Shiprock71781568USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9 
14.Mount Rushmore5725425USA-SDGreat Plains1.9 
15.Devils Tower5112922USA-WYGreat Plains3.4 
16.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.7 
17.Mount Si4180280USA-WACascade Range.8 
18.Cannon Mountain4100760USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.9 
19.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges32.5 
20.Mount Chocorua35001280USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.4 
21.Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6 
23.Mars Hill17481213USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9 
24.Mount Hollywood1625285USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2 
25.Pão de Açúcar12991266BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4 
26.Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii3.8 
27.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands436.6 

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List Description

This is a random and very subjective list of famous peaks that are not famous because they are high. No peak is allowed on this list if it is the highest point of a country, state, province, county, region, large island, or PEMRACS Range1, 2, 3, or 4. These summits are famous because of their appearance, historic events, or popularity as climbing destinations. I am sure there are many other such peaks in Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world that I am not familiar with that belong on this list.

Many of these peaks are iconic symbols that serve to define a city, region, or country. Many have instantly recognizable shapes or profiles.


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