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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Andy Boos's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 27, or 14.81%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Si4180260USA-WACascade Range.61987-05-07
2.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.01988-05-08
3.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range9.91989-07-09
4.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.21994-09-16
 Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5 
 Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.7 
 Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.3 
 Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.7 
 Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.1 
 Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.1 
 Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7 
 El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada.2 
 Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges1.3 
 Shiprock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau13.2 
 Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.1 
 Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.3 
 Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.2 
 Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.7 
 Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges26.5 
 Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.2 
 Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.2 
 Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians27.5 
 Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2 
 Pão de Açúcar12991234BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.1 
 Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii2.8 
 Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands36.5 

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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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