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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Edward Earl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 27, or 18.52%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Half Dome2694415USA-CASierra Nevada3.31986-07-02
2.Mount Saint Helens25401394USA-WACascade Range51.52009-05-09
3.Mount Shuksan27831344USA-WACascade Range16.02010-10-01
4.Mount Si127479USA-WACascade Range1.02012-05-06
5.Mars Hill533368USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians44.32013-07-20
 Trango Tower6239100PakistanKarakoram.8 
 Matterhorn44781036Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps14.0 
 Eiger3970356SwitzNorthern Alps2.1 
 Cerro Torre31021227ArgentinaPatagonian Andes4.4 
 Huayna Picchu2634 PeruPeruvian Andes1.7 
 Cuerno del Paine2600 ChilePatagonian Andes4.3 
 Liberty Bell Mountain235361USA-WACascade Range.3 
 El Capitan23073USA-CASierra Nevada.4 
 Gebel Mûsa2285332EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.1 
 Shiprock2188475USA-NMColorado Plateau21.2 
 Mount Rushmore1745123USA-SDGreat Plains1.8 
 Devils Tower1558278USA-WYGreat Plains5.4 
 Vesuvius12811232ItalyWestern Italy19.7 
 Cannon Mountain1244219USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.8 
 Table Mountain10851055South AfricaCape Ranges42.6 
 Mount Chocorua1061378USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians8.4 
 Uluru868334Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges29.3 
 Mount Hollywood49581USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.9 
 Pão de Açúcar396376BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands5.0 
 Diamond Head232182USA-HIHawaii4.5 
 Suribachi-yama161161JapanOutlying Japanese Islands58.8 

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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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