List of mountain lists

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For list of mountain lists not used in peak bagging, see Lists of mountains.

There are many notable mountain lists around the world. Typically, a list of mountains becomes notable by first being listed or defined by an author or group (e.g., Sir Hugh Munro defining the Munros in Scotland). This list then becomes a popular target for peak bagging, where a number of people attempt to climb all of the peaks in the list.

Alternatively, a list of mountains may become notable in the mountaineering community as a challenge. An example of such a challenge list is the Seven Summits defined by Richard Bass.

Examples of notable lists of mountains are shown below.



British Isles[edit]

The hills of Britain and Ireland are classified into a large number of lists for peak bagging purposes. Among the better-known lists are the following:

  • The Munros: a selection of mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914.4 m). The list was originally compiled by Sir Hugh Munro.
  • The Furths: those mountains in Great Britain and Ireland, over 3,000 ft (914.4m) which would be Munros, but for their bad luck in being situated "furth" of Scotland.
  • The Corbetts: mountains in Scotland between 2,500 feet (762 m) and 3,000 feet (914 m), with a relative height of at least 500 feet (152.4 m).
  • The Marilyns: hills in the British Isles that have a relative height of at least 150 metres (492 ft), regardless of distance, absolute height or other merit. There are currently 1554 Marilyns in Britain and 453 Marilyns in Ireland.
  • The Wainwrights: the 214 fells in the English Lake District that have a chapter in one of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.
  • The Hewitts: hills in England, Wales or Ireland over two thousand feet (609.6 m) high with a relative height of at least 30 metres (98 ft).

United States[edit]

  • The 67 fourteeners of the Contiguous United States (peaks with at least 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) of elevation and 300 feet (91.44 m) of topographic prominence), including:
  • The highest point in each of the 50 US states (ranging from 105.2 meters (345 ft) to 6,193.5 meters (20,320 ft) in elevation).
  • Several peakbagging sections of the Sierra Club's Angeles Chapter maintain lists of notable peaks, and organize outings to climb them.
    • The Sierra Peaks Section keeps a list of peaks in the Sierra Nevada, and a series of emblems (levels) for climbing a large number of them.
    • The Desert Peaks Section climbs peaks in deserts of the Southwestern U.S. and Baja Mexico.
    • The Hundred Peaks Section bags all the 277 peaks in Southern California over 5,000 feet (1,524.0 m).
    • The Lower Peaks Section keeps a list of 79 peaks of Southern California shorter than 5,000 feet (1,524.0 m).
  • The 46 highest peaks in New York's Adirondack Mountains (or rather, the list of 46 peaks once thought to be the highest. Successful completers are eligible for membership in the Adirondack Forty-Sixers)
  • The 48 peaks over 4,000 feet (1,219 m) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
  • All peaks in New England over 4,000 feet (1,219.2 m).
  • The highest 100 peaks in New Hampshire
  • The highest 100 peaks in New England.
  • The "Fifty Finest" peaks in New England (those with the most topographic prominence)
  • All peaks in the Catskill Mountains over 3,500 feet (1,066.8 m).Those who climb these, plus four of them a second time in winter, are eligible for membership in the Catskill Mountain 3500 Club.
  • The Northeast 111: The White Mountain 48, the Adirondack 46 and 14 Maine peaks, five in Vermont and two Catskill summits over 4,000 feet (1,219.2 m).
  • The White Mountain 48, 48 White Mountains above 4,000 ft
  • The Southern Sixers, or South Beyond 6000: all 40 peaks above 6,000 feet (1,828.8 m). in the southern Appalachians, which are in either North Carolina or Tennessee. Technically, there are more than forty 6,000 feet (1,828.8 m) mountains in the Southern Appalachians, but the list does not include mountains with peaks that have restricted access.
  • East Beyond 6000: Varying just barely from the Southern Sixers are the East Beyond 6000: all 41 peaks above 6,000 feet (1,828.8 m). east of the Mississippi. These include the 40 Southern Sixers, plus Mount Washington (New Hampshire).
  • The Saranac Lake 6er, 6 peaks in the Adirondacks of New York State that surround the town of Saranac Lake. Ultra club membership is awarded to those who can complete all 6 mountains in a 24 hour period. There is also a winter 6er.
  • The New York State Fire Tower Challenge, a mountain club that includes mountains in both the Catskills and the Adirondacks that have fire towers on their summits. The goal of the club is to educate in regards to the history of the fire towers.

South America[edit]

The standard list for the major peaks of the Andes is the list of 6000 m peaks as first compiled by John Biggar in 1996 and listed in his Andes guidebook.[1] This list currently stands at 102 peaks, with no known completers.





  • A list of peaks in Indonesia with at least 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) of topographic prominence, known as the Ribus. Also contained in the list are the Spesials. Spesials are Indonesian peaks with less than 1,000 meters of topographic prominence, but of significant touristic interest.

See also List of ribus.


Popular peakbagging challenges in Australia include the State 8: the highest peak in each of the six states and two territories (excluding Australia's external territories).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Biggar: The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, ISBN 0-9536087-2-7
  2. ^ "State 8".