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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Isol-MiAscents
1.Mount Kosciuszko731073101177.0264
2.Mount Townsend72476692.336
3.Mount Twynam72015713.724
4.Rams Head71883642.314
5.Etheridge Ridge7178223.416
6.Rams Head North7146197.519
7.Mount Du Faur7083344.77
8.Carruthers Peak70373381.544
9.Mount Northcote6985276.923
9.Muellers Peak6985197.623
11.Middle Rams Head6955220.62
12.Kangaroo Ridge68213972.26
13.Gungartan67858698.42
13.Mount Tate67856403.05
15.Mount Jagungal67628739.41
16.Mount Perisher67399783.610
16.Schlink Hill6739200.02
18.South Rams Head6732249.86
19.South Kosciuszko Peak6699233.62
20.Back Perisher Mountain6608292.77
21.Dicky Cooper Bogong65783181.41

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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.

Acknowledgments

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

Links

     Aussie 10
     The Perfect Mountain 10

 


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