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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

Showing Harvey Sal's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 21, or 57.14%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Isol-KmAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Kosciuszko222822281894.33182014-12-29
2.Carruthers Peak21451032.4582022-01-22 b
3.Mount Northcote2129841.5292022-01-22 d
4.Kangaroo Ridge20791213.672022-01-23 b
5.Etheridge Ridge218868.7222022-01-23 c
6.Rams Head North217860.7262022-01-23 e
7.Rams Head21911113.7222022-01-23 f
8.Middle Rams Head2120671.052022-01-23 g
9.South Rams Head2052761.372022-01-23 h
10.Cootapatamba Point2042711.032022-01-23 j
11.Muellers Peak212960.9292022-01-23 l
12.Mount Townsend22092043.7462022-01-23 m
 Mount Twynam21951746.033 
 Mount Du Faur21591051.212 
 Mount Tate20681954.96 
 Mount Jagungal206126615.23 
 Schlink Hill205461.03 
 Mount Perisher20542985.812 
 Back Perisher Mountain2014891.19 
 Dicky Cooper Bogong2005972.32 

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List Description

There are a number of lists that show the highest peaks in Australia, often with a cutoff after the ten highest. This list, however, was modeled after the many worldwide threshold lists that use a round-number elevation cutoff. Here, 2000 meters is a very nice round number that provides a list of 15 summits that crown the Australian continent.

A prominence cutoff of 60 meters was chosen because a) it seemed about right for this list, and b) the 1:50,000 contour maps of the area have 20 meter contours, so it made sense to use a multiple of 20. Sixty meters is about 200 feet, which is similar to prominence cutoffs used for lists covering similar terrain in the eastern USA.

The peaks on this list are all relatively easy hikes or scrambles, and it is entirely possible to do several of these peaks in a single day. They are all clustered closely together in or near the Snowy Mountains.


Thanks to Scott Cockrell for suggesting this list and providing the links to the "Austrailia 10" sites.


     Aussie 10
     The Perfect Mountain 10


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