The Antartica 39 Finest Mountains ranked by primary factor.

The list below identifies and ranks the 39 Antartica 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.

There are 39 Antartic Ultra Prominent mountains, 15 are on nearby islands, leaving 24 peaks on the main Antartic landmass.

Confirmed or suspected corrections are most welcome by email to:

Two stars behind the rank means that I have climbed it (0/39).

RankHeightNamePrimary factorCoordinatesSaddleLocation
14897 Mount Vinson 4897 S78:31'32", W85:37'02" Ocean Antarctica HP
23794 Mount Erebus 3794 S77:32', E167:10' Ocean Ross Island HP
33110 Mount Siple 3110 S73:15', W126:06' Ocean Siple island HP
42987 Mount Stephenson 2987 S69:49', W69:43' Ocean Alexander island HP
52760 Mount Francais 2760 S64:38', W63:27' Ocean Anvers island HP
64165 Mount Minto 2616 tbd TBD Antarctica
74528 Mount Kirkpatrick 2601 tbd TBD Antarctica
82520 Mount Parry 2520 tbd Ocean Brabant island HP
94285 Mount Sidley 2517 tbd tbd Executive committee range
104160 Mount Miller 2354 tbd tbd Holland Range
114025 Mount Lister 2325 tbd tbd Royal Societe Range
122315 Mount Gaudry 2315 tbd Ocean Adeleide island HP
132300 Mount Irving 2300 tbdOcean Clarence island HP
143184 Mount Jackson 2187 tbd tbd Antarctica
153460 Mount Takahe 2144 tbdtbd Marie Byrd Land
162105 Mount Foster 2105 tbd Ocean Smith island HP
174350 Mount Markham 2103 tbdtbd Queen Elizabeth Range
182896 Gora Georgia Pobedonosca 2058 tbdtbd TBW
192705 Mount Murphy 2055 tbdtbd Marie Byrd Land
202000 Hawkes Heights 2000 tbd tbd Coulman island HP
213595 Richmond Peak 1946 tbdtbd Antarctica
222486 Point 2486 1939 tbdtbd On Alexander island
233501 Mount Murchison 1927 tbdtbd Mountaineer Range
243655 Mount Supemal 1804 tbdtbd TBW
254230 Mount Kaplan 1783 tbdtbd Hughes Range
263675 Mount Frakes 1780 tbdtbd Crary Mountains
271700 Mount Friesland 1700 tbdOceanLivingston island HP
282730 Mount Melbourne 1699 tbdtbd Victoria Land
293230 Mount Terror 1696 tbdtbdRoss island
304480 Mount Elizabeth 1657 tbdtbd Antartica
311640 Lars Christiansen Peak 1640 tbdOcean Peter I island HP
324091 Dome Argus 1639 tbdtbd TBW
332680 Mount Discovery 1637 tbdtbd Antartica
341632 Mount Verne 1632 tbdOcean Pourquoi Pas island HP
351630 Mount Hadddington 1630 tbdOcean James Ross island HP
363490 Mount McClintock 1621 tbdtbd Britannia Range
372025 Mount Brewster 1598 tbdtbd TBW
382725 Mount Morning 1515 tbdtbd Antarctica
393938 Point 3938 1500 tbdtbd Antarctica
******** Antartica ULTRA prominent peaks. **** **

This list will be completed and verified soon, pleae com ba

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