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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-Mi
1.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.0
2.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range9.9
3.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.2
4.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.7
5.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges26.5
6.Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.7
8.Ship Rock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau13.2
9.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.1
10.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.2
11.Pão de Açúcar12991234BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.1
12.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians27.5
13.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.3
14.Uluru28481096Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.2
15.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges1.3
16.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.3
17.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.7
18.Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii2.8
19.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands36.5
20.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.1
21.Trango Tower20,469328PakistanKarakoram.5
22.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2
23.Mount Si4180260USA-WACascade Range.6
24.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.2
25.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada.2
26.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.1
26.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.7

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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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