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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Karine Thate's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 27, or 14.81%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
18.Cannon Mountain1244220USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians4.02010-06-27
4.Cerro Torre31021227ArgentinaPatagonian Andes4.6 
8.Cuerno del Paine2600 ChilePatagonian Andes4.4 
15.Devils Tower1558278USA-WYGreat Plains5.4 
26.Diamond Head232182USA-HIHawaii6.22010-10-06
3.Eiger3970356SwitzNorthern Alps2.2 
11.El Capitan23073USA-CASierra Nevada2.4 
12.Gebel Mûsa2285332EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges3.7 
6.Half Dome2694414USA-CASierra Nevada4.52011-09-15
7.Huayna Picchu2634 PeruPeruvian Andes2.3 
10.Liberty Bell Mountain235361USA-WACascade Range.3 
23.Mars Hill533368USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians54.6 
2.Matterhorn44781027Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps13.9 
20.Mount Chocorua1061378USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians8.62009-10-25
24.Mount Hollywood49580USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.9 
14.Mount Rushmore1745123USA-SDGreat Plains3.1 
9.Mount Saint Helens25401394USA-WACascade Range51.5 
5.Mount Shuksan27831344USA-WACascade Range16.7 
17.Mount Si127075USA-WACascade Range1.4 
25.Pão de Açúcar396376BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands5.5 
22.Rakata813813IndonesiaJava21.7 
13.Shiprock2188475USA-NMColorado Plateau27.2 
27.Suribachi-yama161161JapanOutlying Japanese Islands702.7 
19.Table Mountain10851055South AfricaCape Ranges52.2 
1.Trango Tower6239 PakistanKarakoram.8 
21.Uluru868 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges29.9 
16.Vesuvius12811232ItalyWestern Italy20.5 

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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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