High Points of Named Parallels/Meridians
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This list is not to be taken very seriously--the "peaks" on it are all slope points (or "liners"), many of them are on very remote polar icecaps, and due to astronomical phenomena their positions are constantly shifting. But it does give an indication of the approximate locations where the most iconic and well-known parallels and meridians reach their highest point.
For the high points of the Equator, Prime Meridian, and "Date Line" 180-degree meridian, the WGS84 datum is used. The two tropic and the two polar circles shift by about 15 meters every year so any point given here is just an approximation.
Three of these points are on the vast, desolate icecaps of Antarctica or Greenland. The other four points are relatively accessible to intrepid peakbaggers with nothing else better to do, since they lie near well known peaks:
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