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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.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.7
4.Cerro Torre10,1774025ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9
5.Table Mountain35603462South AfricaCape Ranges32.5
6.Matterhorn14,6923370Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.6
7.Rakata26672667IndonesiaJava13.5
8.Shiprock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9
9.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.8
10.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.4
11.Pão de Açúcar12991233BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4
12.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9
13.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.4
14.Gebel Mûsa74971090EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3
15.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.4
16.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.5
17.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands498.7
18.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.9
19.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2
20.Mount Si4167247USA-WACascade Range.8
21.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.2
22.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada1.5
23.Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5
23.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4
23.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7
23.Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6
23.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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