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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Eric Gilbertson's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 27, or 33.33%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-KmAscentsAscent Date
1.Suribachi-yama161161JapanOutlying Japanese Islands58.82 
2.Mount Saint Helens25401394USA-WACascade Range51.516642019-01-13
3.Mars Hill533368USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians44.318 
4.Table Mountain10851055South AfricaCape Ranges42.6100 
5.Uluru868334Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges29.345 
7.Ship Rock2188475USA-NMColorado Plateau21.28 
8.Vesuvius12811232ItalyWestern Italy19.763 
9.Mount Shuksan27831344USA-WACascade Range16.04852018-05-05
10.Matterhorn44781036Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps14.066 
11.Mount Chocorua1061378USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians8.4760Unknown
12.Devils Tower1558278USA-WYGreat Plains5.465 
13.Pão de Açúcar396376BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands5.027 
14.Diamond Head232182USA-HIHawaii4.5349 
15.Cerro Torre31021227ArgentinaPatagonian Andes4.43 
16.Cuerno del Paine2600 ChilePatagonian Andes4.30 
17.Half Dome2694415USA-CASierra Nevada3.310572018-01-27
18.Cannon Mountain1244219USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians2.813662005-05-08
19.Gebel Mûsa2285332EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges2.1402018-03-26
20.Eiger3970356SwitzNorthern Alps2.120 
21.Mount Hollywood49581USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.9539 
22.Mount Rushmore1745123USA-SDGreat Plains1.811 
23.Huayna Picchu2634 PeruPeruvian Andes1.7177Unknown
24.Mount Si127479USA-WACascade Range1.019942019-04-02
25.Trango Tower6239100PakistanKarakoram.80 
26.El Capitan23073USA-CASierra Nevada.4108 
27.Liberty Bell Mountain235361USA-WACascade Range.33592016-05-07

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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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