100 World Mountains ranked by primary factor.

This was first compiled by David Metzler and Eberhard Jurgalski, later updates by Jonathan de Ferranti and others.
Also see the list at peaklist.org and the list by Eberhard and Jonathan for more information.

The primary factor (or prominence) of a mountain is the minimal vertical drop from its summit before one can ascend a higher peak.

First ascent information collected from many different sources by Petter Bjørstad.
"No Info Yet", in this column, means no info about the first ascent, but the mountain has been climbed.

Here, you may see a world map where the top 50 peaks are plotted (Credit: Ken Jones).

PF = primary factor (prominence).

HP = high point.

Two stars behind the rank means that I have climbed it (29/50, 38/100).

RankHeightNamePFLocationSaddleCommentFirst Ascent
1 8848 Mount Everest 8848 Nepal/TibetOcean World HPTenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, 29/5-1953
2**6962 Cerro Aconcagua 6962 Argentina Ocean South America HPMatthias Zurbriggen, 14/1-1897
3** 6194 Denali 6149 USANicaragua North America HPHudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, Robert Tatum, 7/6-1913
4**5895 Kilimanjaro5885 TanzaniaNear Suez Canal Africa HP Hans Meyer, 6/10-1889
55700 Cristobal Colon 5509 Colombia Local Only 30 miles from sea Enrico Praolini, A. Bakewell, W. Wood, 16/3-1939
6**5959 Mount Logan 5250 Canada Mentasta Pass Canada HP Albert H.MacCarthy, H.F. Lambart, Allen Carpe, W.W. Foster, N. Read, Andy Taylor, 23/6-1925
7**5636 Citlaltepetl 4922Mexico Champagne, Yukon Mexico HP F.Maynard, William F. Raynolds, 10/5-1848
84892 Mount Vinson 4892 Antarctica Ocean Antarctica HP Pete Schoening, John Evans, Barry Corbet, Bill Long, 18/12-1966
94884 Puncak Jaya 4884 Indonesia Ocean Oceania HPHeinrich Harrer, Philip Temple, Russell Kippax, Albertus Huizenga, 13/2-1962
10**5642 Gora Elbrus 4741 Russia W. Pakistan The "7th" summit Horace Walker, Ahiya Sottalev, Florence Crauford Grove, Khillar Khachirov, 22/7-1829
11**4809 Mount Blanc 4696 France Volga-Baltic Canal, Russia Europe HPJacques Balmat, Michel Paccard, 8/8-1786
12**5610 Damavand 4667 Iran In Georgia Volcano, Iran HP Abu Dolaf Kazraji, ??/??-905
134750 Klyuchevskaya 4649 Russia tbd. Volcano in AsiaDaniel Gauss +2, x/y-1788
148125 Nanga Parbat 4608 Pakistan Zoji La 31 died before first ascentHermann Buhl, 3/7-1953
15**4205 Mauna Kea 4205 USA Ocean Greatest rise from base for any peak Joseph F. Goodrich, 26/8-1823 (first recorded), Possibly native climb earlier?
167439 Jengish Chokusu (Pik Pobeda) 4148 China local Most northerly 7000 m peak Vitaly Abalakow, Ural Usenov. +9, summer-1956
17**6267 Chimborazo 4122 Ecuador Near Olmos, Peru Furthest point from earth's centerEdward Whymper, Louis Carrel, Jean-Antoine Carrel, x/y-1880
185445 Bogda Shan 4122 China Near Urumqi160 km from -150 m depressionJapanese team, x/y-1981
197782 Namcha Barwa 4106 China Lo La None yetKazuo Yamamoto, Hiroshi Aota, Atsushi Yamamoto, Jiabu, Chirenduoji, Biamba Zax, 30/10-1992
20**4095 Kinabalu 4095 Malaysia Ocean HP of South-East AsiaJohn Whitehead, x/y-1888
21**4393 Mount Rainier4023USAArmstrong, BC Washington HP, near SeattleHazard Stevens, P.B. Van Trump, 17/8-1870
228611 K2 4017 Pakistan/China Lo Mustang, Tibet "World's hardest"Lino Lacedelli, Achille Compagnoni, 31/7-1954
234549 Ras Dashen 3996 Ethiopia Near Lake Turkana None yetGalinier, Ferret, x/y-1841
24**4220 Tajumulco 3980 Guatemala Isthmus of Tehuantepec Central America HPNo Info Yet, but early
25**4988 Pico Bolivar 3964 Venezuela local Cable car almost to the topEnrique Bourgoin, H. Marquez Molina, Domingo Pena, x/y-1935
264671 Mount Fairweather 3961 USA/CanadaS. Summit Lake 22 km from the PacificColby L. Smith, Terris Moore, 8/6-1931
27**3952 Yü Shan 3952 Taiwan Ocean Taiwan HPK. Stopel, Mori Ushinosuke, Toril Ryuzo, x/y-1898
28**5109 Margherita 3951 Uganda/Congo DR tbd. HP of Mountains of the MoonLuigi Amedeo (Duke of Abruzzi), J.Petigax, C.Ollier, J.Brocherel, x/y-1906
298586 Kangchenjunga 3922 India/Nepal tbd 3rd. highest in the worldGeorge Band, Joe Brown, 25/5-1955
307708 Tirich Mir 3910 PakistanBaroghil PassHindu Kush HPArne Næss, P. Kvernberg, Tony Streather, H. Berg, x/7-1950
314040 Mount Cameroon 3901 Cameroon local Famous 17 mile raceJoseph Merrick, 1844-1849
325199 Mount Kenya 3825 Kenya Near Kilimanjaro Hard near the summitJoseph Brocherei, Halford Mackinder, Cesar Ollier, 13/9-1899
33**3805 Gunung Kerinci 3805 Indonesia Ocean Sumatra HPLudolf van Hasselt, Daniel David Veth, x/12-1877
343794 Mount Erebus 3794 Antarctica Ocean Ross Island HPDavid Edgeworth, Douglas Mawson, Alister Mackay, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall, x/y-1908
35**3776 Mount Fuji 3776Japan Ocean Climbed by crowds in summerMonk in 663, Crowds of Japanese, Rutherford Alcock, x/9-1860
36**4167 Jebel Toubkal 3755 Morocco Grand Erg Oriental North Africa HPMarquis de Segonzac, Hubert Dolbeau, Vincent Berger, 12/6-1923
373755 Mount Cook 3755 New Zealand Ocean New Zealand HPGeorge Graham, Jack Clarke, Tom Fyfe, 25/12-1894
38**3820 Cerro Chirripo 3727 Costa Rica Near Panama Canal 2 day hikeNo Info Yet, but likely long time ago
39**3726 Gunung Rinjani 3726 Indonesia Ocean Lombok Island HPNo Info Yet, but must be a while ago.
40**3718 Pico Teide 3718 Spain Ocean Canary Island HP R.E. Scory, x/y-1582
41**4150 Mount Boising3709Papua New GuineaRamu/Markham divideFinisterre Range HPPetter Erling Bjørstad, Pål Jørgen Bjørstad, Wionare Mitimu, Nathan Hone, Roinu Roipo, 25/6-2014
424058 Monte San Valentin 3696 Chile Near Lake Tranquilo Patagonia HPDinko Bertoncelj, Birger Lantschner, Tonchek Pangerc, Gregorio Ezquerra, Carlos Sonntag, Otto Meiling, John J. Neumayer, 18/12-1952
43**3694 Gunnbjørn Fjeld 3694Greenland Ocean Arctic HP Augustine Courtauld +5, 16/8-1935
44**6893 Ojos del Salado3688Argentina/Chile Paso de las CuevasNone yetJan Alfred Szczepanski, Justyn Wojsznis, 26/2-1937
45**3676 Gunung Semeru 3676 Indonesia Ocean Java HP No Info Yet, but likely long time ago
46**5410 Ritacuba Blanca 3645 ColumbiaPaso de Las Cruces Northern Andes HP Erwin Kraus??, 1942??
477556 Minya Konka 3642 ChinaNorth of peak No comment yetTerris Moore, Richard Burdsall, 28/10-1932
48**5137 Mount Ararat 3611 TurkeyNear Gardaneh-ye-Kuhin First ascent by Noah?Friedrich Parrot, Khachatur Abovian, 9/10-1829
497649 Kongur Shan3585 China Near Muztagata Discovered in 1900Joe Tasker, Alan Rouse, Peter Boardman, Chris Bonington, x/y-1981
50**4996 Mount Blackburn 3548 USA Skolai Pass Highest in the Wrangell, AlaskaBruce Gilbert, Dick Wahlstrom, Hans Gmoser, Adolf Bitterlich, Leon Blumer, 30/5-1958
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514216 Mount Hayes 3501 Alaska, USA Broad Pass Remote in AlaskaBradford Washburn, Barbara Washburn, Benjamin Ferris, Sterling Hendricks, Henry Hall, William Shand, x/y-1941
523478 Bulu Rantemario 3478 Indonesia Ocean Sulawesi island HPNo Info Yet, but often climbed, has summit-trail.
535489 Mount Saint Elias 3448 Alaska/Yukon, USA/CanadaColumbus glacier TBWLuigi Amedeo (Duke of Abruzzi), Vittorio Sella, + party, 31/7-1897
547495 Pik Imeni Ismail Samani (Pik Kommunizma) 3402 TajikistanNW of Uybulok Pass TBWYevgeniy Abalakov, 9/9-1933
558167 Dhaulagiri I 3357 Nepal NW of Za'ngoza'ngoin TBWKurt Diemberger, A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, Nawang Dorje, Nyima Dorje, 13/5-1960
566720 Mercedario 3353 Argentina Paso de las Lloretas TBWAdam Karpinski, Wiktor Ostrowski, 18/1-1934
573623 Volcan Lautaro 3345 Chile TBD TBWPeter Skvarca, Luciano Pera, 29/1-1964
584506 Gora Belukta 3343 Russia 42:59:05, 99:39:48 TBWBoris V. Tronov, Michael V. Tronov, 25/7-1914
59**3326 Etna 3326 Sicily, Italy Ocean TBWEmpedocles, 430BC, Emperor Hadrian, 126AD
603706 San Lorenzo 3319 Chile/Argentina 46:35:51, 70:55:16 TBWAlberto Maria de Agostini, x/y-1943
614507 Karisimbi 3312 Rwanda/Congo SW of Kyegegwa TBWR.P. Barthelem, x/y-1903
623666 Jebel an Nabi Shu'ayb 3311 Yemen 35:47:24, 38:02:09 TBWNo Info Yet, but easy to climb.
634019 Mount Waddington 3289 BC, Canada Ross Lake Pass TBWFritz Wiessner, Bill House, 21/7-1936
64**3479 Mulhacen 3285 Spain Col de Naurouze TBWUnknown, but before 1500, easy ascent.
653428 Gunung Slamet 3284 Java, Indonesia TBD TBWNo Info Yet, but climbed frequently, trail to summit.
664811 Kuh-e-Sabalaan 3283 Iran tbd TBWNo Info Yet, but easy trail to summit
674016 Mount Marcus Baker 3269 Alaska, USA Judd Lake Pass TBWBradford Washburn, Norman Bright, Peter Gabriel, Norman Dyhrenfurth,19/6-1938
683840 Sauyr Zhotasy 3252 China tbd TBWPossibly Unclimbed!
695552 Cerro del Bolson 3252 Argentina/check TBD TBWNo Info Yet, but easy to climb.
704886 Tomort 3243 China tbd TBWKatsuki Takahashi, Koichiro Takahashi, 15/8-2005
715596 Yulong Xueshan 3202 China tbd TBWPhil Peralta-Ramos, Eric Perlman, 8/5-1987
724565 Meru 3170 Tanzania tbd TBWCarl Uhlig, 1901, OR Fritz Jaeger, 1904 (disputed)
733307 Shiveluch 3168 Russia tbdTBWNo Info Yet, but climbed more than 40 years ago.
747816 Nanda Devi 3139 India Near Bhawiti Camp TBWBill Tilman, Noel Odell, 29/8-1936
753607 Ichinsky 3125 Russia tbd TBWNo Info Yet, but climbed by several parties.
767795 Batura Sar 3118 Pakistan Mintaka Pass TBWHubert Bleicher, Herbert Oberhofer, 30/6-1976
77**3265 Gunung Lawu 3118 Java, Indonesia tbd TBWNo Info Yet, but easy trails to summit
783110 Mount Siple 3110 Antarctica Ocean Siple island HPPossibly Unclimbed!
79**3098 Pico Duarte 3098 Dominican Republic Ocean Island HPRobert Hermann Schomburgk, x/y-1851
808163 Manaslu 3092 Nepal tbd TBWGyalzen Norbu, Artur Hajzer, Toshio Imanishi, 9/5-1956
81**4418 Mount Whitney 3073 USA Playas-Pride Pass Lower 48 HPJohn Lucas, Charles Begole, Albert Johnson, 18/8-1873
823332 Gunung Raung 3069 Java, Indonesia tbd TBWNo Info YEt, This peak is somewaht difficult to climb, but there are several reports.
83**3069 Piton de Neiges 3069 Reunion (France) Ocean Indian Ocean, Island HPNo Info Yet, but trail to summit, climbed by thousands
846627 Xuelian Feng 3068 China tbd TBWMotochiro Fujita, Hideki Sakai, Mikio Suzuki, Etuo Nishikawa, Hiroshi Kojiri, Takuo Kato, Reiji Takahashi, Kazuo Tukushima, 19/8-1990
853055 Haleakala 3055 Hawaii Ocean Maui island HPRichards, Andrews, Green, 21/8-1828
86**5400 Popocatepetl 3050 Mexico TBD TBWDiego de Ordaz, x/y-1519
875226 Mount Lucania 3046 Yukon, Canada Hubbard-Logan Glacier Pass TBWBradford Washburn, Robert Bates, x/6-1937
88**3031 Gunung Agung 3031 Indonesia Ocean Bali island HPNo Info Yet, but easy trail to the summit.
893027 Gunung Binaiya 3027 Indonesia Ocean Seram island HPNo Info Yet, but there are establshed routes, many reported ascents.
903011 Pico Basile 3011 Equatorial Guinea Ocean TBWNo Info Yet, road to the summit.
913456 Koryaksky 2999 Russia tbd TBWNo Info Yet, but climbed by several parties
927570 Kangkar Punzum 2995 Buhtan/Tibet tbd TBWPossibly Unclimbed!
932987 Mount Stephenson 2987 Antarctica Ocean Alexander island HPPossibly Unclimbed!
948091 Annapurna 2984 Nepal tbd TBWMaurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal, 3/6-1950
954978 Pik Talgar 2981 Kazakhstan TBD TBWNo Info Yet, but climbed by many.
96**4317 Mount Shasta 2977 California, USA Scarface Pass TBWE.D. Pearce, 14/8-1854
972963 Tata Mailau 2963 Timor Ocean TBWNo Info Yet, but climbed by many.
982954 Mount Apo 2954 Philippines Ocean Mindanao HPJoseph Montano, Joaquin Rajal, Mateo Gisbert, 10/10-1880
997294 Gyalha Peri 2942 TibetTBDTBWY. Hashimoto, Yoshio Ogata, H. Imamura, 31/10-1986
1003466 Gunung Leuser (Tanpa Nama) 2941 Sumatra, Indonesia tbd TBWNo Info Yet, but easy to climb
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1013445 Emi Koussi 2934 Chad tbd TBWWilfred Thesiger, x/y-1938
1022934 Mount Paget 2934 Atlantic Ocean tbd TBWMalcolm Burley, +team, 30/12-1964
1033555 Mount Monarch 2930 Canada tbd TBWHenry S. Hall Jr., Hans Fuhrer, x/y-1936
1043676 Mount Suckling 2925 Papua New GuineaTBDTBWP.F. Stevens, J.F. Veldkamp, x/y-1972
1054509 Mount Wilhelm 2922 Papua New GuineaTBDTBWLeigh Vial, 15/8-1938
1062922 Mount Pulog 2922 Philippines Ocean Luzon island HPPrehistoric time?, many trails to the summit
1074150 El Mela 2907 Argentina TBD TBWLittle info avail. Most likely climbed.
1083941 Kuh-e-Taftan 2901 Iran tbd TBWNo Info Yet, but easy to climb
1092994 Pica da Neblina 2886 Brazil/Venezuela tbd TBW José Ambrósio de Miranda Pombo? (Brazilian army expedition), x/y-1965
1102876 Maromokotro 2876 Madagascar Ocean Island HPBy a Frenchman?, x/y-1936

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