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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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Showing Klaas Koehne's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 40, or 22.5%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
23.Aconcagua2,829Cerro Juncal19,570Chile/ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes1 
12.Amazon2,299,219Nevado Yerupajá21,709PeruPeruvian Andes4 
5.Amu Darya225,480Pik Ismail Samani24,590TajikistanPamir3 
5.Aral Sea498,027Pik Ismail Samani24,590TajikistanPamir3 
35.Balsas43,381Volcán Popocatépetl17,759MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica47 
34.Bering Glacier2,731Mount Saint Elias18,008United States/CanadaSaint Elias Mountains5 
33.Caspian Sea1,275,775Elbrus18,510RussiaCentral Caucasus217 
7.Colorado [Arg]155,977Aconcagua22,841ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes1952006-01-13
22.Copiapo7,116Cerro Copiapó19,856ChilePuna de Atacama2 
24.Copper25,046Mount Logan19,541CanadaSaint Elias Mountains32 
27.East Africa Lake Basins80,183Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania7251994-07-18
18.Elqui3,642Cerro los Olivares20,394Chile/ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes1 
27.Galana16,502Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania7251994-07-18
1.Ganges635,381Mount Everest29,029China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya59 
16.Huang He322,527Amnye Maqen20,610ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges0 
21.Huasco3,773Cerro del Toro20,236Chile/ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes1 
32.Huaura1,681Nevado Santa Rosa18,553PeruPeruvian Andes0 
26.Hubbard Glacier1,464Mount Logan-East Peak19,350CanadaSaint Elias Mountains1 
2.Indus388,658K228,261Pakistan/ChinaKarakoram14 
37.Jubba310,577Mount Kenya17,057KenyaEast Central Kenya34 
39.Kura78,109Mount Ararat16,854TurkeySoutheast Anatolia622014-07-29
27.Lake Amboseli3,530Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania7251994-07-18
17.Lake Balqash185,971Mramornaya Stepa20,407Kazakhstan/ChinaCentral Tien Shan0 
31.Magdalena100,262Pico Cristóbal Colón18,799ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast2 
14.Maipo5,871Cerro Tupungato21,539Chile/ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes4 
24.Malaspina Glacier2,309Mount Logan19,541CanadaSaint Elias Mountains32 
11.Mekong310,342Kawagebo22,113ChinaParallel Gorges Area0 
40.Nile1,204,682Mount Stanley16,762Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges352013-12-30
36.Orinoco380,117Ritacuba Blanco17,749ColombiaColombian Andes17 
27.Pangani14,910Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania7251994-07-18
15.Parana1,021,207Nevado de Cachi20,932ArgentinaPuna de Atacama3 
12.Pativilca1,707Nevado Yerupajá21,709PeruPeruvian Andes4 
9.Salar de Antofalla17,569Ojos del Salado22,615Chile/ArgentinaPuna de Atacama422009-12-12
8.Salween104,721Sepu Kangri22,822ChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan0 
10.Santa4,604Nevado Huascarán22,205PeruPeruvian Andes212001-07-27
19.Susitna20,141Denali20,310United StatesAlaska Range221 
37.Tana36,191Mount Kenya17,057KenyaEast Central Kenya34 
2.Tarim He377,277K228,261Pakistan/ChinaKarakoram14 
4.Yangtze673,824Gongga Shan24,790ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges2 
19.Yukon332,610Denali20,310United StatesAlaska Range221 

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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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