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Australia 2000-meter Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 60 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscents
1.Mount Kosciuszko22282228South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1894.3257
2.Mount Townsend2209204South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.736
3.Mount Twynam2195174South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range6.024
4.Rams Head2191111South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.714
5.Etheridge Ridge218868South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.716
6.Rams Head North217860South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.719
7.Mount Du Faur2159105South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.27
8.Carruthers Peak2145103South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.444
9.Mount Northcote212984South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.523
9.Muellers Peak212960South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.923
11.Middle Rams Head212067South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.02
12.Kangaroo Ridge2079121South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range3.66
13.Gungartan2068265South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range13.62
13.Mount Tate2068195South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range4.95
15.Mount Jagungal2061266South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range15.21
16.Mount Perisher2054298South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range5.810
16.Schlink Hill205461South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range.02
18.South Rams Head205276South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.36
19.South Kosciuszko Peak204271South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.02
20.Back Perisher Mountain201489South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1.17
21.Dicky Cooper Bogong200597South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range2.31

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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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