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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands436.6 
2.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9 
3.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges32.5 
4.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.0 
5.Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6 
6.Shiprock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9 
8.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.7 
9.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range10.4 
10.Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.7 
11.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.4 
12.Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii3.8 
13.Pão de Açúcar12991234BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4 
14.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.4 
15.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9 
16.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.8 
17.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7 
18.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3 
19.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.9 
20.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.9 
21.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada1.5 
22.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4 
23.Eiger13,0251168Switz-BE/VSNorthern Alps1.4 
24.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2 
25.Mount Si4180260USA-WACascade Range.8 
26.Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5 
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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