Peakbagger.com
Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | Optimistic Show List using U.S. Units (Feet)

High Points of Named Parallels/Meridians

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Tropic of Capricorn High Point5160ChilePuna de Atacama 
2.Cayambe-Equator Highpoint4680EcuadorEcuador Andes 
3.Tropic of Cancer High Point3640TaiwanTaiwan 
4.Date Line High Point3100AntarcticaEast Antarctic Ice Cap 
5.Prime Meridian High Point3060France/SpainPyrenees 
6.Arctic Circle High Point2490GreenlandGreenland 
7.Antarctic Circle High Point2120AntarcticaAntarctic Peninsula 

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com.

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

List Description

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:

 


Map Showing Location of Peaks

 = Peaks climbed by Dan Richter   = Unclimbed peaks

Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

Click Here for a Full Screen Map


This page has been served 12100 times since 2004-11-01.



Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page
Copyright © 1987-2014 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved.