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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high - Multiple Ascents Grid

List is not complete, see notes below

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.GangesMount Everest88488848  
2.Tarim HeK286144020  
4.YangtzeGongga Shan75563642  
5.Aral SeaPik Ismail Samani74953402  
6.Colorado [Arg]Aconcagua69626962  
7.SalweenSepu Kangri69562213  
8.Eastern Puna de AtacamaOjos del Salado68933688  
9.SantaNevado Huascarán67682798  
11.AmazonNevado Yerupajá66172028  
11.PativilcaNevado Yerupajá66172028  
13.MaipoCerro Tupungato65652760  
14.ParanaNevado de Cachi63802146  
15.Huang HeAmnye Maqen62821960  
16.Lake BalqashMramornaya Stepa6220354  
17.ElquiCerro los Olivares62161296  
20.HuascoCerro del Toro61681910  
21.CopiapoCerro Copiapó60521701  
22.CopperMount Logan59565247  
22.Malaspina GlacierMount Logan59565247  
24.AconcaguaCerro Juncal5950830  
25.Hubbard GlacierMount Logan-East Peak5898178  
26.East Africa Minor Lake BasinsKilimanjaro58955885  
29.MagdalenaPico Cristóbal Colón57305539  
30.HuauraNevado Santa Rosa5655905  
31.Caspian SeaElbrus56424741  
32.Bering GlacierMount Saint Elias54893409  
33.BalsasVolcán Popocatépetl54133033  
34.OrinocoRitacuba Blanco54103645  
35.TanaMount Kenya51993825  
35.JubbaMount Kenya51993825  
37.NileMount Stanley51093951  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Matt Varney, 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 is a work in progess and it is not complete. The goal is to list every primary basin (defined as a basin of a river that flows into the sea, plus logically-defined internal basins) that has a high point over 5000 meters. But there are many very small coastal rivers that drain high summits that I have not yet researched. The river that drains Orizaba in Mexico is perhaps the most glaring omission, but there are others in Chile and perhaps Asia where I have overlooked a basin.

Still, the list shows many of the high peaks of the world that are also primary drainage basin high points.


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