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Australia/Australian Continent[edit]

Shouldn't it be clearer in the template that Kosciuzko and Puncak Jaya are both used a one of the peaks and so say something like

...maelgwntalk 01:09, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Hm, I didn't notice this yesterday when I made the change, but I switched "Oceania: Puncak Jaya/Kosciuszko" to "Oceania: Puncak Jaya/Australia: Kosciuszko". The notion of "Seven Summits" derives from the notion of Seven Continents, one presumes, but the exact number of continents and their identity is culture specific. Mt Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain of a continent according to the Australian definition of the continents, in which Australia is one. But according to the European definition, which replaces Australia with the ambiguous Oceania, Mt Kosciuszko isn't one, because Mt Cook in Oceania-but-not-Australia/NG and Puncak Jaya on PNG are taller. I think it is more important for WP to be clear than it is to imply poorly named but euphonic concepts are necessarily correct. —Felix the Cassowary 02:03, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Mont Blanc[edit]

Why is Mont Blanc in this template? Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 06:02, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

There is no universally accepted definition of what is the eastern boundary of Europe and some consider the Caucasus part of Asia, thus listing Mount Elbrus is as arbitrary as listing Mont Blanc. In fact if you look at the drainage divide between Mount Elbrus and the Himalayas you will see that nowhere it sinks below 900 metres whereas a sea level rise of 110 metres would be sufficient to disconnect it from Europe (and from the Alps). So one can wonder if Mount Elbrus is really the best candidate, if there is any. ZachG (Talk) 16:23, 31 July 2010 (UTC)