World Tectonic Plate Highpoints (>1 million sq. km)
Showing Joel Wilner's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 21, or 4.76%)
|Rank||Peak|| Elev-Ft || Prom-Ft ||Country||Range (Level 3)||Ascents||Ascent Date|
|1.||Mount Everest||29,029||29,029||China/Nepal||Central Nepal Himalaya||59|| |
|2.||Aconcagua||22,841||22,841||Argentina||Central Argentina-Chile Andes||201|| |
|3.||Denali||20,310||20,146||United States||Alaska Range||223|| |
|5.||Mount Stanley||16,762||12,874||Congo DRC/Uganda||East Rift Valley Ranges||38|| |
|6.||Vinson Massif||16,050||16,050||Antarctica||Ellsworth Mountains||40|| |
|7.||Carstensz Pyramid||16,024||16,024||Indonesia||Maoke Range||37|| |
|8.||Klyuchevskaya Sopka||15,584||15,253||Russia||Kamchatka Peninsula||2|| |
|9.||Dena||14,465||8543||Iran||South Central Zagros||2|| |
|10.||Volcán Tajumulco||13,845||13,058||Guatemala||Guatemala Ranges||111|| |
|11.||Mauna Kea||13,796||13,796||United States||Hawaii||608|| |
|14.||Saramati||12,552||9465||Myanmar/India||Nagaland Hills||1|| |
|16.||Cerro Darwin||8465||8465||Chile||Tierra del Fuego||0|| |
|17.||Fenghuang Shan||8432||5781||China||Greater Guizhou Ranges||0|| |
|20.||Volcán Wolf||5600||5600||Ecuador||Galapagos Islands||2|| |
|21.||Cerro Yglesias||1886||1886||Costa Rica||Galapagos Islands||0|| |
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List DescriptionThis list attempts to define a truly "natural" extension of the Seven Summits - that is, a highpoint list dictated only by the tectonic and geologic processes that have affected each of Earth's 23 major and minor lithospheric plates while ignoring political boundaries. While the Seven Summits achieve this to some extent, they still are affected by arbitrary geopolitical boundaries (Asia vs. Europe) and dispute (Australia vs. Oceania). Microplates are here considered part of their parent major or minor plate and are hence not considered separately.
Plates are defined by the following list, where "major plates" are greater than 20 million square kilometers in area and "minor plates" are between 20 million and 1 million square kilometers in area: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tectonic_plates
Plate boundaries derived from:
Bird, P. (2003). An updated digital model of plate boundaries. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 4(3); converted into Google Earth format by Thomas Chust (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen).
Google Earth .kmz file available here: https://serc.carleton.edu/details/files/56368.html
African Plate: Mount Stanley
Amurian Plate: Kita-dake
Antarctic Plate: Vinson Massif
Arabian Plate: Dena
Australian Plate: Carstensz Pyramid
Burma Plate: Hulumasen
Caribbean Plate: Volcán Tajumulco
Caroline Plate: Highpoint of either Eauripik Atoll, Sorol Atoll, or Mapia Atoll (provisional peaks are not included on lists)
Cocos Plate: Cerro Yglesias
Eurasian Plate: Mount Everest
Indian Plate: Saramati
Juan de Fuca Plate: N/A (no exposed land)
Nazca Plate: Volcan Wolf
New Hebrides Plate: Tabwémasana
North American Plate: Denali
Okhotsk Plate: Klyuchevskaya Sopka
Pacific Plate: Mauna Kea
Philippine Plate: Yushan
Scotia Plate: Cerro Darwin
Somali Plate: Kilimanjaro
South American Plate: Aconcagua
Sunda Plate: Mount Kinabalu
Yangtze Plate: Fenghuang Shan
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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