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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Rickey Shortt's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 27, or 7.41%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands36.5 
2.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.0 
3.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians27.5 
4.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges26.5 
5.Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.2 
6.Rakata26672667IndonesiaJava13.5 
7.Shiprock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau13.2 
8.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.2 
9.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range9.9 
10.Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.7 
11.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.22006-10-07
12.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.3 
13.Pão de Açúcar12991234BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.1 
14.Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii2.8 
15.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.7 
16.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7 
17.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.1 
18.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.72006-09-25
19.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges1.3 
20.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.3 
21.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2 
22.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.1 
23.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.1 
24.Mount Si4180260USA-WACascade Range.6 
25.Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5 
26.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada.2 
27.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.2 

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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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