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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.
But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Earth’s Most Prominent Summits

– Sorted by Prominence

Notes
Rank Prom
feet
Elev
feet
  Summit Name Proximate/Line
Parent(s)
Iso
miles
  Continent Country Lat Lon
Deg Min
G J
1 29,035 29,035   Everest, Mt
aka Chomolungma
None None   Asia Nepal, China 27 59.236
86 55.657
1  
2 22,841 22,841   Aconcagua, Cerro Tirich Mir, Pakistan 10,265.76   South America Argentina -32 39.000
-70 1.000
2 1
3 20,156 20,320   McKinley, Mt - S Pk
aka Denali
Yanamax, China
Chimborazo, Ecuador
4,630.36
 
  North America United States 63 4.167
-151 0.217
3  
4 19,308 19,341   Kilimanjaro, Mt Kuh-e Shashgai,
Afghanistan
3,424.3   Africa Tanzania -3 4.526
37 21.063
2 1
5 18,323 18,950   Cristóbal Colón, Pico Cayambe, Ecuador 799.93   South America Columbia 10 50.000
-73 41.000
   
6 17,215 19,541   Logan, Mt McKinley, USA 387.03   North America Canada 60 34.000
-140 24.000
1  
7 16,148 18,491   Orizaba, Pico de
aka Cítlaltépetl
Pico Bolivar, Venezuela
Logan, Canada
1,672.02
 
  North America Mexico 19 2.000
-97 16.000
6 1
8 16,050 16,050   Vinson Massif Cerro Risco Plateado,
Argentina
3,052.44   Antarctica 1959 Treaty -78 35.000
-85 25.000
1  
9 16,024 16,024   Carstenz Pyramid
aka Puncak Jaya
Yulongxue Shan, China 3,269.96   Oceania Indonesia -4 5.000
137 9.000
1  
10 15,550 18,510   Elbrus, Mt Pik Agasis, Tajikistan
Damavand, Iran
1,536.79
 
  Europe Russia 43 21.000
42 26.000
1  
11 15,410 15,781   Mont Blanc Kukurtlu Dome, Russia
Elbrus, Russia
1,747.69
1,743.9
  Western
Europe
France 45 50.059
6 51.929
2  
12 15,312 18,406   Damavand Elbrus, Russia 723.92   Asia Iran 35 57.000
52 7.000
1 1
13 15,253 15,584   Klyuchevskaya Sopka Foraker, United States 1,708.07   Asia Russia 56 3.000
160 38.000
   
14 15,118 26,657   Nanga Parbat K2, Pakistan 117.16   Asia Pakistan 35 14.000
74 35.000
   
15 13,796 13,796   Mauna Kea Shasta, United States 2,453.02   Oceania United States 19 49.000
-155 28.000
4 1
16 13,609 24,406   Pik Pobeda Kongkoerh, China 348.01   Asia Kyrgyzstan,
China
35 14.000
74 35.000
   
17 13,524 20,561   Chimborazo, Volcán Huandoy, Peru 525.61   South America Ecuador -1 28.000
-78 49.000
1 1
18 13,523 17,864   Bogda Feng Yanamax, China 383.55   Asia China 43 48.000
88 20.000
   
19 13,471 25,531   Namcha Barwa Kangchenjunga, India 439.98   Asia China 29 38.000
95 3.000
   
20 13,455 13,455   Kinabalu, Mt Ngga Pilimsit, Indonesia 1,576.48   Southeast Asia Malasia 6 4.000
116 34.000
1  
21 13,211 14,411   Rainier, Mt Whitney, United States 731.34   North America United States 46 51.000
-121 46.000
4 1
22 13,189 28,261   K2 Everest, Nepal, China 817.76   Asia China,
Pakistan
35 53.000
76 31.000
   
23 13,058 14,872   Ras Dashen Mt Kenya, Kenya 922.39   Africa Ethiopia 13 14.000
38 22.000
1 1
24 13,058 13,845   Tajumulco, Volcán Orizaba, Mexico 448.52   North America Guatemala 15 3.000
-91 54.000
1  
25 12,982 16,342   Bolivar, Pico Ritacuba Blanco,
Columbia
165.12   South America Venezuela 8 33.000
-71 3.000
1 1
26 12,966 12,966   Yu Shan Point 4,030, China 1,127.93   Northeast Asia Taiwan 23 28.000
120 58.000
1  
27 12,963 16,762   Stanley, Mt Mt Kenya, Kenya 515.75   Africa Uganda,
Congo DRC
0 23.000
29 52.000
1  
28 12,963 15,325   Fairweather, Mt Mt Vancouver, USA, Canada
Iztaccihuatl, Mexico
124.76
 
  North America United States,
Canada
58 54.000
-137 32.000
1  
29 12,867 28,169   Kanchenjunga Everest, Nepal, China 77.26   Asia India, Nepal 27 42.000
88 9.000
   
30 12,828 25,289   Tirich Mir Rakaposhi, Pakistan 148.32   Asia Pakistan 36 15.000
71 50.000
   
31 12,799 13,255   Cameroun, Mont Mikeno, Congo DRC 1,453.03   Africa Cameroon 4 13.000
9 10.000
1 1
32 12,549 17,057   Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 201.56   Africa Kenya -0 9.000
37 19.000
   
33 12,484 12,484   Gunung Kerinci Kinabalu, Malasia 1,184.29   Oceania Indonesia -1 42.000
101 16.000
   
34 12,451 12,451   Erebus, Mt Mt Lister, Antarctica 75.23   Antarctica 1959 Treaty -77 32.000
167 10.000
   
35 12,388 12,388   Fuji-san Syue Shan, Taiwan 1,290.89   Northeast Asia Japan 35 22.000
138 44.000
1  
36 12,319 13,671   Jebel Toubkal Mont Blanc, France 1,291.76   Africa Morocco 31 4.000
-7 55.000
1 1
37 12,316 12,316   Cook, Mt Mt Adam, Antarctica 1,951.39   Oceania New Zealand -43 36.000
170 9.000
   
38 12,225 12,530   Chirripó Grande Alto Musinga, Columbia 537.05   North America Costa Rica 9 29.000
-83 29.000
1 1
39 12,224 12,224   Gunung Rinjani Kinabalu, Malasia 1,184.29   Oceania Indonesia -8 25.000
116 28.000
   
40 12,198 12,198   Tiede, Pico de Jebel Ouanoukrim, Morocco 556.57   Oceania Spain 28 16.000
-16 39.000
1 1
41 12,126 13,314   San Valentín, Cerro Volcán Domuyo, Argentina 703.79   South America Chile -46 36.000
-73 20.000
   
42 12,118 12,118   Gunnbjørn Fjeld Wetterhorn, Switzerland 2,022.45   Oceania Greenland 68 55.000
-29 54.000
   
43 12,100 22,615   Ojos del Salado Aconcagua, Argentina 391.94   South America Chile,
Argentina
-27 7.000
-68 32.000
1 1
44 12,060 12,060   Gunung Semeru Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia 242.93   Oceania Indonesia -8 7.000
112 55.000
   
45 11,958 17,749   Ritacuba Blanco Pico Cristóbal Colon,
Columbia
311.12   South America Columbia 6 30.000
-72 18.000
1  
46 11,958 13,533   Finisterre Range HP Mt Wilhelm,
Papua New Guinea
93.41   Oceania Papua New Guinea -5 57.000
146 22.000
   
47 11,949 24,790   Gongga Shan Namcha Barwa, China 410.76   Asia China 29 36.000
101 53.000
   
48 11,847 16,854   Ararat, Mt Gora Shkhara,
Georgia, Russia
236.15   Asia Turkey 39 42.000
44 18.000
1 1
49 11,762 25,095   Kongkoerh
aka Kongur
Batura Mustagh III, Pakistan 149.08   Asia China 38 36.000
75 19.000
   
50 11,590 16,390   Blackburn, Mt Mt Bona, United States 60.68   North America United States 61 44.000
143 26.000
1  

Gerry’s 30 most prominent peaks

Jennifer’s 15 most prominent peaks


Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our Prominent Summit climbs
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 46 ascents; 30/50 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 15 ascents; 15/50 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 05/29/11: 61 ascents

  2. There are 50 summits on this list.

  3. In this list, “Rank” is Rank by Prominence, not Rank by Elevation.

  4. North Latitude is plus, South Latitude is minus.
    West Longitude is minus, East Longitude is plus.
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