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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Tyr Olafssen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 22, or 13.64%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Si4167287USA-WACascade Range.82009-02-08
2.Mount Saint Helens83334613USA-WACascade Range32.02010-05-09
3.Mount Shuksan91314451USA-WACascade Range10.42010-07-24
 Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5 
 Matterhorn14,6923370Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.6 
 Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.4 
 Cerro Torre10,1774025ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9 
 Half Dome88801440USA-CASierra Nevada2.8 
 Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4 
 Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7 
 Liberty Bell Mountain7760240USA-WACascade Range.2 
 El Capitan756949USA-CASierra Nevada1.5 
 Gebel Mûsa74971090EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3 
 Shiprock71781578USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9 
 Mount Rushmore5725445USA-SDGreat Plains1.9 
 Devils Tower5112932USA-WYGreat Plains3.4 
 Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.7 
 Cannon Mountain4120800USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.5 
 Table Mountain35603462South AfricaCape Ranges32.5 
 Mount Chocorua35201320USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.4 
 Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6 
 Mars Hill17481218USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9 
 Mount Hollywood1625305USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2 
 Pão de Açúcar12991299BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4 
 Diamond Head761 USA-HIHawaii3.8 
 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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