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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-Mi
1.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.0
2.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range10.4
3.Cerro Torre10,1774025ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9
4.Table Mountain35603462South AfricaCape Ranges32.5
5.Matterhorn14,6923370Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.6
6.Rakata26672667IndonesiaJava13.5
7.Shiprock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9
8.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.8
9.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.4
10.Pão de Açúcar12991233BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4
11.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9
12.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.4
13.Gebel Mûsa74971090EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3
14.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.4
15.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.5
16.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands498.7
17.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.9
18.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2
19.Mount Si4167247USA-WACascade Range.8
20.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.2
21.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada1.5
22.Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5
23.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4
24.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7
25.Vesuvio4203 ItalyWestern Italy12.7
26.Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6
27.Diamond Head761 USA-HIHawaii3.8

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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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