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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Karine Thate'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 Chocorua35001280USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.42009-10-25
2.Cannon Mountain4100760USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.52010-06-27
3.Diamond Head761 USA-HIHawaii3.82010-10-06
4.Half Dome88601400USA-CASierra Nevada2.82011-09-15
 Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5 
 Matterhorn14,6923370Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.6 
 Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.4 
 Cerro Torre10,1774025ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9 
 Mount Shuksan91314431USA-WACascade Range10.4 
 Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4 
 Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7 
 Mount Saint Helens83334593USA-WACascade Range32.0 
 Liberty Bell Mountain7740220USA-WACascade Range.2 
 El Capitan756929USA-CASierra Nevada1.5 
 Gebel Mûsa74971090EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3 
 Shiprock71781568USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9 
 Mount Rushmore5725425USA-SDGreat Plains1.9 
 Devils Tower5112922USA-WYGreat Plains3.4 
 Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.7 
 Mount Si4167267USA-WACascade Range.8 
 Table Mountain35603462South AfricaCape Ranges32.5 
 Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6 
 Mars Hill17481213USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9 
 Mount Hollywood1625285USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2 
 Pão de Açúcar12991266BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4 
 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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