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World Peaks with 1000 km of Isolation - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-M Isol-KmTotalRound 1
1.Mount Everest8849Infinite  
5.Carstensz Pyramid48845235.0  
6.Vinson Massif48924910.7  
7.Mont Orohena22414128.1  
8.Mauna Kea42053946.9  
9.Gunnbjørn Fjeld36943254.1  
10.Mount Cook37243139.1  
11.Thabana Ntlenyana34823003.8  
12.Maunga Terevaka5072831.7  
13.Mont Blanc48102812.0  
14.Piton des Neiges30712766.6  
15.Klyuchevskaya Sopka47502746.9  
16.Pico de Orizaba56362690.1  
17.Queen Mary's Peak20602661.7  
18.Mount Whitney44192649.5  
21.Pico da Bandeira28912344.1  
22.Mount Cameroon40402337.7  
23.Mauga Silisili18582245.2  
24.Nevado Huascarán67682207.5  
25.Mount Paget29342206.0  
27.Jebel Toubkal41672078.2  
29.Big Ben27452026.1  
30.Emi Koussi34451998.8  
31.Mount Mitchell20371913.5  
32.Gunung Kerinci38051904.0  
33.Joes Hill131902.8  
34.Agrihan High Point9771898.0  
35.Mount Kosciuszko22281894.3  
37.Gora Narodnaya18951835.4  
39.Mascarin Peak12301804.9  
40.Green Mountain8591798.2  
41.Moro de Môco26201727.4  
42.Diego Garcia High Point71676.7  
43.Pico do Fogo28291672.4  
44.Gunung Rinjani37261600.7  
45.Mount Kirkpatrick45281585.2  
46.Loma Mansa19451570.8  
48.Mount Zeil15311549.2  
49.Ras Dashen45431482.1  
50.Montanha do Pico23511451.3  
51.Mont de la Dives8811408.7  
52.Mont Temetiu12761407.5  
53.Volcán Wolf17071319.3  
54.Mount Washington19171318.9  
57.Mount Meharry12491308.5  
58.Diana's Peak8231293.2  
59.Pico Cristóbal Colón57301287.1  
60.Gora Kamen16781286.4  
61.Sapitwa Peak30021271.6  
62.Mount Minto41661244.8  
63.Dome Argus40931236.6  
64.Gora Pobeda30031234.2  
65.Pik BAM30721227.8  
66.Bluff Knoll10951225.7  
68.Mount Rainier43921176.7  
71.Gora Yamantau16381150.7  
72.Pico Trinidade6901147.2  
73.Town Hill761136.1  
74.Cerro San Valentín40581130.2  
75.Mount Hope32391113.5  
76.Morne Seychellois9051107.8  
77.Mont Marion-Dufresne10501107.8  
78.Wake High Point61083.7  
79.Mount Elbert43991079.1  
80.Novaya Zemlya High Point15471077.4  
81.Mont Duff4911067.5  
83.Mount Victoria13241037.0  
84.Minami Tori Shima High Point91017.9  
86.Hombori Tondo11551008.0  

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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

Isolation for any given peak is defined as the distance (in miles or kilometers) from that peak to the nearest higher land. There are no peaks higher than the given summit within the circle with a radius of its isolation distance.

This list is the first attempt to create a comprehensive and accurate list of all the peaks in the world with an isolation distance of 1000 km (621 miles) or more, based on distance to nearest higher ground. Many isolation lists, including earlier versions of this one, used distance to nearest higher summit in a database instead of the more meaningful distance to the Isolation Limit Point (ILP or nearest higher ground). However, all peaks on this list have had their ILPs manually created and checked, and the list is believed to be complete.

There could still be errors or omissions on this list. The primary issue complicating the research for isolation peaks is coral atolls. There are huge archipelagos of these extremely low flat islands, such as the Marshall Islands or the Tuamotu Islands, and if one of them is a meter higher than the rest it could have a huge isolation number. So confidence is not very high in stating that the Wake Island high point, (6 meters high) has an isolation of 1085 km based on distance to the Likiep atoll (10 meters).

Indeed, many small mid-oceanic islands show up on this list, and the worldwide peak map shows a very interesting pattern, as if the peak dots were placed completely randomly without regard to landmasses. About 30 peaks on mid-oceanic islands such as Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Easter Island, Diego Garcia, Bermuda, Saint Helena, and others make this list, over a third of the total. You can sort this list by the "Island" or "Area" columns to group together peaks on islands.

(Note that previous versions of this list did not assign a rank to peaks located on islands with areas under 1000 square kilometers, but that arbitrary distinction has been abolished. Now all peaks are treated equally, no matter if the area within their isolation radius is mostly land or water.)

For the globe-trotting peakbagger, this is a somewhat attractive list, similar to the World 100 Most Prominent Peaks list, with which it shares 28 peaks. The only 8000 meter peaks on the list are Everest and K2.

One interesting quirk of this list is the distribution by country. Here are the six largest countries by area and their count of 1000 km isolation peaks:

  • Russia: 8
  • Canada: 0
  • China: 3 (all on the border)
  • USA: 7
  • Brazil: 2
  • Australia: 4

It is very odd that the second largest country has zero peaks on this list, with the most isolated peaks in Canada being Mount Barbeau and Mount Caubvick, both with under 800 km. Large areas of land with a continuous slope or a "staircase" of higher and higher peaks will not produce many high-isolation peaks, and this appears to be the case for Canada.


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