The list below
identifies and ranks the 50 Australia mountains
with the largest prominence or primary factor.
A vertical ascent on foot of at least
600 meter should be honored in order to qualify as a legitimate climb, many
peaks will require more.
The primary factor of a mountain is the minimal vertical drop from its summit before one can ascend a higher peak. In terms of map contours, this vertical drop is defined by the first contour that encircles a higher peak and the preceeding (higher) contour line which has the peak in question as the highest point inside its closed curve. Between these two contour lines lies the (usually unique) defining saddle of the mountain.
This list is based on data compiled by Aaron Maizlish and
Jonathan de Ferranti, more information can be found here.
Confirmed or suspected corrections are most welcome by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two stars behind the rank means that I have climbed it (2/50).
|1**||2228||Mount Kosciuszko||2228||New South Wales||Ocean||Australia HP.|
|2||1617||Mount Ossa||1617||Tasmania||Ocean||Tasmania HP.|
|3||1622||Batle Frere, South Peak||1327||Queensland||TBD||TBW|
|4||1531||Mount Zeil||1322||NT||North Territory||TBW|
|5||1590||Bellenden Ker, Centre Peak||1240||Queensland||TBD||TBW|
|8||1121||Mount Bowen||1121||Queensland||Ocean||Island peak|
|9||1600||Brumlow Top||1112||New South Wales||TBD||TBW|
|11**||1168||St. Mary Peak||1024||South Australia||TBD||TBW|
|14||1383||Mount Carbine Tableland||1000||Queensland||TBD||TBW|
|****||****||Australia 1000 Meter Prominence.||****||****||**|
|****||****||Australia 1 Finest above here.||****||**||**|
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