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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Eric Gilbertson's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 25, or 32%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Saint Helens83334613USA-WACascade Range32.017682019-01-13
2.Mount Shuksan91314451USA-WACascade Range9.95222018-05-05
3.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.267 
4.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.73 
5.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges26.5103 
6.Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.769 
8.Ship Rock71781578USA-NMColorado Plateau13.28 
9.Half Dome88801440USA-CASierra Nevada2.111172018-01-27
10.Mount Chocorua35201320USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.2819Unknown
11.Pão de Açúcar12991299BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.128 
12.Mars Hill17481218USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians27.520 
13.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.320 
14.Uluru28481096Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.248 
15.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges1.3422018-03-26
16.Devils Tower5112932USA-WYGreat Plains3.367 
17.Cannon Mountain4120800USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.714722005-05-08
18.Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii2.8361 
19.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands36.53 
20.Mount Rushmore5725445USA-SDGreat Plains1.111 
21.Trango Tower20,469328PakistanKarakoram.50 
22.Mount Hollywood1625305USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2547 
23.Mount Si4180300USA-WACascade Range.620792019-09-19
24.Liberty Bell Mountain7760280USA-WACascade Range.24012016-05-07
25.El Capitan756949USA-CASierra Nevada.2119 
26.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.1182Unknown
26.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.70 

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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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