Prominent peaks from around the world.

The following lists rank mountains from a region according to primary factor or prominence. The primary factor of a mountain is the minimal vertical descent needed in order to (at least in theory) ascend another higher mountain.

WORLD finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains of the World

EUROPE finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains in Europe

SCANDINAVIA finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains in Scandinavia

AUSTRIA finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in Austria
FRANCE finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in France
GREECE finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in Greece
ITALY finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains in Italy
SPAIN finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in Spain
SWEDEN finest: the 100 "most prominent" summits in Sweden
SWITZERLAND: the 50 "most prominent" in Switzerland,

NORWAY finest: the 100 "most prominent" summits in Norway

SVALBARD: "The most prominent summits on Svalbard
SOUTHERN NORWAY finest: the 100 "most prominent" summits in Southern Norway
HORDALAND finest: the 100 "most prominent" summits in Hordaland
OSTERØY finest: the The 30 summits on Osterøy.

NORTH AMERICA finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains in North America,

USA finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in USA

USA, Lower 48 finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains in USA, (Lower 48 states)
CALIFORNIA finest: the "100 most prominent" summits in California
COLORADO finest: the "100 most prominent" summits in Colorado

ASIA finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains in Asia
SOUTH-AMERICA finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in South-America
AFRICA finest: the 50 "most prominent" mountains in Africa
AUSTRALIA finest: the 25 "most prominent" mountains in Australia.
ANTARTICA finest: the 39 "most prominent" mountains in Antartica.

ISLANDS finest: the 100 "most prominent" mountains on Islands of the World.

Go to the following dedicated prominence pages for even more extensive information.

NORWAY-highprom: all major summits in Norway above 1600 meter.
This is a good list if you want to climb high peaks that also are independent.

NORWAY-1800: all summits in Norway exceeding 1800 meter ranked by prominence and by height, for people that are interested in the highest peaks.
NORWAY-2000: all summits in Norway above 2000 meter, also ranked by prominence and by height, a subset of the previous list.

The lists below rank mountains from a region according their elevation above sea level only.

SWEDEN-high: High summits in Sweden.
The Fourteeners: all summits in Colorado above 4267 meter.
North America: all summits in North America except Colorado exceeding 4267 meter.
ALPS-4000: all summits in The Alps above 4000 meter.
ANDES-6000: Peaks in South America above 6000 meter.

Please send confirmed corrections/updates to : petter@ii.uib.no

Numerous individuals have contributed the information to compile/build the lists that can be found under this page.
Please go see the acknowledgements. My sincere apologies if somebody has been (unintentionally) left out.

Links to related pages:

World prominence page, in particular peaks having primary factors exceeding 1500 meter, the so called Ultras.

Prominence info from the USA.

Prominence and High Point info, mainly from the USA. Maintains lists of peoples progress in climbing prominent peaks all over the world.

Mountains of western Norway. A very comprehensive site with information about peaks in Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal, Norway.

Copyright 2000-2012, Petter Bjørstad
I appreciate that use of these data is acknowledged including a link to my main mountain page.

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