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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscents
1.Trango Tower20,469328PakistanKarakoram.80
2.Matterhorn14,6923406Italy/SwitzerlandSouthern Alps8.6103
3.Eiger13,0151188SwitzerlandNorthern Alps1.330
4.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.76
5.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range9.9824
6.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.11707
7.Huayna Picchu88351027PeruPeruvian Andes1.4242
8.Cuerno del Paine85301804ChilePatagonian Andes2.70
9.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.02613
10.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.2590
11.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada.2202
12.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges1.363
13.Ship Rock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau13.211
14.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.112
15.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.3105
16.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.2108
17.Mount Si4180260USA-WACascade Range.63182
18.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.72125
19.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges26.5149
20.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.21226
21.Uluru28481135Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.269
23.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians27.529
24.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2907
25.Pão de Açúcar12991234BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.134
26.Diamond Head762597USA-HIHawaii2.8514
27.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands36.54

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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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