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.

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 (27/50, 33/100).

RankHeightNamePFLocationSaddleComment
1 8848 Mount Everest 8848 Nepal/TibetOcean World HP
2**6962 Cerro Aconcagua 6962 Argentina Ocean South America HP
3** 6194 Denali 6149 USANicaragua North America HP
4**5895 Kilimanjaro5885 TanzaniaNear Suez Canal Africa HP
55700 Cristobal Colon 5509 Colombia Local Only 30 miles from sea
6**5959 Mount Logan 5250 Canada Mentasta Pass Canada HP
7**5636 Citlaltepetl 4922Mexico Champagne, Yukon Mexico HP
84892 Mount Vinson 4892 Antarctica Ocean Antarctica HP
94884 Puncak Jaya 4884 Indonesia Ocean Oceania HP
10**5642 Gora Elbrus 4741 Russia W. Pakistan The "7th" summit
11**4809 Mount Blanc 4696 France Volga-Baltic Canal, Russia Europe HP
12**5610 Damavand 4667 Iran In Georgia Volcano, Iran HP
134750 Klyuchevskaya 4649 Russia tbd. Volcano in Asia
148125 Nanga Parbat 4608 Pakistan Zoji La 31 died before first ascent
15**4205 Mauna Kea 4205 USA Ocean Greatest rise from base for any peak
167439 Jengish Chokusu (Pik Pobeda) 4148 China local Most northerly 7000 m peak
17**6267 Chimborazo 4122 Ecuador Near Olmos, Peru Furthest point from earth's center
185445 Bogda Shan 4122 China Near Urumqi160 km from -150 m depression
197782 Namcha Barwa 4106 China Lo La First ascent in 1992
20**4095 Kinabalu 4095 Malaysia Ocean HP of South-East Asia
21**4393 Mount Rainier4023USAArmstrong, BC Washington HP, near Seattle
228611 K2 4017 Pakistan/China Lo Mustang, Tibet "World's hardest"
234549 Ras Dashen 3996 Ethiopia Near Lake Turkana First ascent in 1935
24**4220 Tajumulco 3980 Guatemala Isthmus of Tehuantepec Central America HP
25**4988 Pico Bolivar 3964 Venezuela local Cable car almost to the top
264671 Mount Fairweather 3961 USA/CanadaS. Summit Lake 22 km from the Pacific
27**3952 Yü Shan 3952 Taiwan Ocean Taiwan HP
28**5109 Margherita 3951 Uganda/Congo DR tbd. HP of Mountains of the Moon
298586 Kangchenjunga 3922 India/Nepal tbd 3rd. highest in the world
307708 Tirich Mir 3910 PakistanBaroghil Pass Hindu Kush HP, first ascent by Arne Næss
314040 Mount Cameroon 3901 Cameroon local Famous 17 mile race
325199 Mount Kenya 3825 Kenya Near Kilimanjaro Hard near the summit
33**3805 Gunung Kerinci 3805 Indonesia Ocean Sumatra HP
343794 Mount Erebus 3794 Antarctica Ocean Ross Island HP
35**3776 Mount Fuji 3776Japan Ocean Climbed by crowds in summer
36**4167 Jebel Toubkal 3755 Morocco Grand Erg Oriental North Africa HP
373755 Mount Cook 3755 New Zealand Ocean New Zealand HP
38**3820 Cerro Chirripo 3727 Costa Rica Near Panama Canal 2 day hike
39**3726 Gunung Rinjani 3726 Indonesia Ocean Lombok Island HP
40**3718 Pico Teide 3718 Spain Ocean Canary Island HP
414058 Monte San Valentin 3696 Chile Near Lake Tranquilo Patagonia HP
42**3694 Gunnbjørn Fjeld 3694Greenland Ocean Arctic HP
43**6893 Ojos del Salado3688Argentina/Chile Paso de las CuevasPissis is no longer a candidate
443676 Gunung Semeru 3676 Indonesia Ocean Java HP
454125 Finisterre 3675 Papua New Guinea Ramu/Markham divide Coral limestone
46**5410 Ritacuba Blanca 3645 Columbia Paso de Las Cruces Northern Andes HP
477556 Minya Konka 3642 ChinaNorth of peak No comment yet
48**5137 Mount Ararat 3611 TurkeyNear Gardaneh-ye-Kuhin First ascent by Noah!
497649 Kongur Shan3585 China Near Muztagata Discovered in 1900
50**4996 Mount Blackburn 3548 USA Skolai Pass Remote in Alaska
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514216 Mount Hayes 3501 Alaska, USA Broad Pass Remote in Alaska
523478 Bulu Rantemario 3478 Indonesia Ocean Sulawesi island HP
535489 Mount Saint Elias 3448 Alaska/Yukon, USA/CanadaColumbus glacier TBW
547495 Pik Imeni Ismail Samani (Pik Kommunizma) 3402 TajikistanNW of Uybulok Pass TBW
558167 Dhaulagiri I 3357 Nepal NW of Za'ngoza'ngoin TBW
566720 Mercedario 3353 Argentina Paso de las Lloretas TBW
573623 Volcan Lautaro 3345 Chile TBD TBW
584506 Gora Belukta 3343 Russia 42:59:05, 99:39:48 TBW
59**3326 Etna 3326 Sicily, Italy Ocean TBW
603706 San Lorenzo 3319 Chile/Argentina 46:35:51, 70:55:16 TBW
614507 Karisimbi 3312 Rwanda/Congo SW of Kyegegwa TBW
623666 Jebel an Nabi Shu'ayb 3311 Yemen 35:47:24, 38:02:09 TBW
634019 Mount Waddington 3289 BC, Canada Ross Lake Pass TBW
64**3479 Mulhacen 3285 Spain Col de Naurouze TBW
653428 Gunung Slamet 3284 Java, Indonesia TBD TBW
664811 Kuh-e-Sabalaan 3283 Iran tbd TBW
674016 Mount Marcus Baker 3269 Alaska, USA Judd Lake Pass TBW
683840 Sauyr Zhotasy 3252 China tbd TBW
695552 Cerro del Bolson 3252 Argentina/check TBD TBW
704886 Tomort 3243 China tbd TBW
715596 Yulong Xueshan 3202 China tbd TBW
724565 Meru 3170 Tanzania tbd TBW
733307 Shiveluch 3168 Russia tbd TBW
747816 Nanda Devi 3139 India Near Bhawiti Camp TBW
753607 Ichinsky 3125 Russia tbd TBW
767795 Batura Sar 3118 Pakistan Mintaka Pass TBW
773265 Gunung Lawu 3118 Java, Indonesia tbd TBW
783110 Mount Siple 3110 Antarctica Ocean Siple island HP
79**3098 Pico Duarte 3098 Dominican Republic Ocean Island HP
808163 Manaslu 3092 Nepal tbd TBW
81**4418 Mount Whitney 3073 USA Playas-Pride Pass Lower 48 HP
823332 Gunung Raung 3069 Java, Indonesia tbd TBW
833069 Piton de Neiges 3069 Reunion (France) Ocean Indian Ocean, Island HP
846627 Xuelian Feng 3068 China tbd TBW
853055 Haleakala 3055 Hawaii Ocean Maui island HP
86**5400 Popocatepetl 3050 Mexico TBD TBW
875226 Mount Lucania 3046 Yukon, Canada Hubbard-Logan Glacier Pass TBW
883031 Gunung Agung 3031 Indonesia Ocean Bali island HP
893027 Gunung Binaiya 3027 Indonesia Ocean Seram island HP
903011 Pico Basile 3011 Equatorial Guinea Ocean TBW
913456 Koryaksky 2999 Russia tbd TBW
927570 Kangkar Punzum 2995 Buhtan/Tibet tbd TBW
932987 Mount Stephenson 2987 Antarctica Ocean Alexander island HP
948091 Annapurna 2984 Nepal tbd TBW
954978 Pik Talgar 2981 Kazakhstan TBD TBW
96**4317 Mount Shasta 2977 California, USA Scarface Pass TBW
972963 Tata Mailau 2963 Timor Ocean TBW
982954 Mount Apo 2954 Philippines Ocean Mindanao HP
997294 Gyalha Peri 2942 TibetTBDTBW
1003466 Gunung Leuser 2941 Sumatra, Indonesia tbd TBW
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1013445 Emi Koussi 2934 Chad tbd TBW
1022934 Mount Paget 2934 Atlantic Ocean tbd TBW
1033555 Mount Monarch 2930 Canada tbd TBW
1043676 Mount Suckling 2925 Papua New GuineaTBDTBW
1054509 Mount Wilhelm 2922 Papua New GuineaTBDTBW
1062922 Mount Pulog 2922 Philippines Ocean Luzon island HP
1074150 El Mela 2907 Argentina TBD TBW
1083941 Kuh-e-Taftan 2901 Iran tbd TBW
1092994 Pica da Neblina 2886 Brazil/Venezuela tbd TBW
1102876 Maromokotro 2876 Madagascar Ocean Island HP

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