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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Opt)
 Prom-Ft
(Opt)
LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-Mi
1.Trango Tower20,469 PakistanKarakoram.5
2.Matterhorn14,6923370Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.6
3.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.4
4.Cerro Torre10,1774025ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.9
5.Mount Shuksan91314451USA-WACascade Range10.4
6.Half Dome88801440USA-CASierra Nevada2.8
7.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.4
8.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7
9.Mount Saint Helens83334613USA-WACascade Range32.0
10.Liberty Bell Mountain7760240USA-WACascade Range.2
11.El Capitan756949USA-CASierra Nevada1.5
12.Gebel Mûsa74971090EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.3
13.Shiprock71781578USA-NMColorado Plateau16.9
14.Mount Rushmore5725445USA-SDGreat Plains1.9
15.Devils Tower5112932USA-WYGreat Plains3.4
16.Vesuvio42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.7
17.Mount Si4167287USA-WACascade Range.8
18.Cannon Mountain4120800USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.5
19.Table Mountain35603462South AfricaCape Ranges32.5
20.Mount Chocorua35201320USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.4
21.Uluru2848 Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.6
22.Rakata26672667IndonesiaJava13.5
23.Mars Hill17481218USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians33.9
24.Mount Hollywood1625305USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2
25.Pão de Açúcar12991299BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.4
26.Diamond Head761 USA-HIHawaii3.8
27.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands498.7

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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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