List of mountain lists

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Perhaps the first of what would become many notable mountain lists around the world was Sir Hugh Munro’s catalogue of the Munros, the peaks above 3,000’ elevation in Scotland. [1] Once defined the list became a popular target for what became known as peak bagging, where the adventurous attempted to summit all of the peaks on the list. [2]

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Over time the peaks on such lists grew more challenging, with perhaps the eight-thousanders as the most notable (as of June 2019, a winter completion of all 14 eight-thousanders has still not been completed). Other extreme examples are the Seven Summits, defined as the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. [3]

An ever-growing collection of peak lists is maintained and published on mountaineering-related websites. [4]

Worldwide

Europe

British Isles

The hills of Britain and Ireland are classified into various lists for 'peak-bagging' purposes. Among the better-known lists are the following:

North America

Canada

Mexico

United States

Central America

Guatemala

South America

The standard list for the major peaks of the Andes is the list of 6000 m peaks as first compiled by John Biggar in 1996 and listed in his Andes guidebook. [10] This list currently stands at 102 peaks, with no known completers.

Asia

China

Japan

Indonesia

Taiwan

Australia

Popular peak-bagging challenges in Australia include the State 8: the highest peak in each of the six states and two territories (excluding Australia's external territories). [11]

The Abels are a group of peaks in Tasmania over 1100 metres above sea level and separated from other mountains by a drop of at least 150 metres on all sides. Named after Abel Tasman, the first European to sight Tasmania.

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References

  1. Bennet, Donald, ed. (1985). The Munros. Scottish Mountaineering Trust. ISBN   0-907521-13-4.
  2. "95 Peak Lists from around the world". Peakery. Archived from the original on 2015-04-26. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  3. Bass, Dick; Wells, Frank; Ridgeway, Rick (1986). Seven Summits . Warner Books. ISBN   0-446-51312-1.
  4. "Peak Lists/List of Lists". peakbagger.com.
  5. "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club . Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  6. "Desert Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club . Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  7. "Hundred Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club . Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  8. "Lower Peaks Committee - Peak List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club . Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  9. "Great Basin Peaks List". Toiyabe Chapter, Sierra Club . Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  10. John Biggar: The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, ISBN   0-9536087-2-7
  11. "State 8".