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Largest-Area Drainage Basin High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Basins with over 750,000 square kilometers

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.GangesMount Everest88498849  
3.YangtzeGongga Shan75563642  
5.AmazonNevado Yerupaj√°66172028  
6.ParanaNevado de Cachi63802146  
7.Huang HeAmnye Maqen62821960  
9.OrinocoRitacuba Blanco54103645  
10.JubbaMount Kenya51993825  
11.NileMount Stanley51093924  
12.CongoVolcan Karisimbi45073312  
13.ObGora Belukha45063343  
14.MississippiMount Elbert43992765  
15.Shatt-al-ArabZard Kuh42212116  
16.DanubePiz Bernina40492234  
17.MackenzieMount Columbia37412361  
18.NelsonMount Forbes36171649  
19.YeniseyGora Ak-Oyuk36041317  
20.OrangeThabana Ntlenyana34822390  
21.LenaPik BAM30722230  
22.NigerMont Oku30112491  
23.ZambeziSapitwa Peak30022319  
25.MurrayMount Kosciuszko22282228  
26.TocantinsChapada dos Veadeiros-Pico 1660166070  
27.St. LawrenceMount Marcy16291498  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Dale York, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

This list shows the 27 largest primary river basins in the world by area, all of which are over 750,000 square kilometers. Only basins of rivers that empty into the ocean are included--excluded are tributary basins of rivers that flow into other rivers, and internal drainage basins then end in a internal sea or dry depression. For example, the Missouri River Basin is not here, since the Missouri flows into the Mississippi; and the basin of the Caspian Sea or Volga River are not here, either, since they never flow into an ocean.

Of course, there are many unlisted river basins here with higher peaks than many of the peaks on this list. But those peaks are not in a large basin.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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