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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Bob Sumner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 27, or 11.11%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Hollywood49581USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.91973-06-16
2.Mount Saint Helens25401394USA-WACascade Range51.51993-08-03
3.Half Dome2694415USA-CASierra Nevada4.51994-05-29
 Trango Tower6239 PakistanKarakoram.8 
 Matterhorn44781036Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps14.0 
 Eiger3970356Switz-BE/VSNorthern Alps2.2 
 Cerro Torre31021227ArgentinaPatagonian Andes4.6 
 Mount Shuksan27831344USA-WACascade Range16.7 
 Huayna Picchu2634 PeruPeruvian Andes2.3 
 Cuerno del Paine2600 ChilePatagonian Andes4.4 
 Liberty Bell Mountain235361USA-WACascade Range.3 
 El Capitan23073USA-CASierra Nevada2.4 
 Gebel Mûsa2285332EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges3.7 
 Shiprock2188475USA-NMColorado Plateau27.2 
 Mount Rushmore1745123USA-SDGreat Plains3.1 
 Devils Tower1558278USA-WYGreat Plains5.4 
 Vesuvius12811232ItalyWestern Italy20.5 
 Mount Si127479USA-WACascade Range1.4 
 Cannon Mountain1244219USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians3.0 
 Table Mountain10851055South AfricaCape Ranges52.2 
 Mount Chocorua1061378USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians8.6 
 Uluru868 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges29.9 
 Mars Hill533368USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians54.6 
 Pão de Açúcar396376BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands5.5 
 Diamond Head232182USA-HIHawaii6.2 
 Suribachi-yama161161JapanOutlying Japanese Islands702.7 

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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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