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Famous Peaks that are not High Points

Showing Nikolai Braun's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 27, or 7.41%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft LocationRange (Level 3)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Trango Tower20,469328PakistanKarakoram.50 
2.Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzSouthern Alps8.769 
3.Eiger13,0251168SwitzNorthern Alps1.320 
4.Cerro Torre10,1774026ArgentinaPatagonian Andes2.73 
5.Mount Shuksan91314411USA-WACascade Range9.9521 
6.Half Dome88401360USA-CASierra Nevada2.11113Unknown
7.Huayna Picchu8642 PeruPeruvian Andes1.1180 
8.Cuerno del Paine8530 ChilePatagonian Andes2.70 
9.Mount Saint Helens83334573USA-WACascade Range32.01742 
10.Liberty Bell Mountain7720200USA-WACascade Range.2396 
11.El Capitan75699USA-CASierra Nevada.2119Unknown
12.Gebel Mûsa74971089EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges1.343 
13.Ship Rock71781558USA-NMColorado Plateau13.28 
14.Mount Rushmore5725405USA-SDGreat Plains1.111 
15.Devils Tower5112912USA-WYGreat Plains3.367 
16.Vesuvius42034042ItalyWestern Italy12.267 
17.Mount Si4180260USA-WACascade Range.62065 
18.Cannon Mountain4080720USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians1.71453 
19.Table Mountain35603461South AfricaCape Ranges26.5103 
20.Mount Chocorua34801240USA-NHNorthern U.S. Appalachians5.2805 
21.Uluru28481096Australia-NTCentral Australia Ranges18.248 
23.Mars Hill17481208USA-MENorthern U.S. Appalachians27.520 
24.Mount Hollywood1625265USA-CACentral and Southern California Ranges1.2546 
25.Pão de Açúcar12991234BrazilSouthern Brazilian Highlands3.128 
26.Diamond Head761596USA-HIHawaii2.8359 
27.Suribachi-yama528528JapanOutlying Japanese Islands36.53 

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List Description

This is a random and very subjective list of famous peaks that are not famous because they are high. No peak is allowed on this list if it is the highest point of a country, state, province, county, region, large island, or PEMRACS Range1, 2, 3, or 4. These summits are famous because of their appearance, historic events, or popularity as climbing destinations. I am sure there are many other such peaks in Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world that I am not familiar with that belong on this list.

Many of these peaks are iconic symbols that serve to define a city, region, or country. Many have instantly recognizable shapes or profiles.


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