List of ultras of the Caribbean

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The following is a sortable table of the seven ultra prominent mountain peaks on the islands of the Caribbean Sea. There are five such peaks on Hispaniola and one each on Jamaica and Cuba.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence.

Most prominent summits[edit]

The seven-ultra prominent mountain peaks on the islands of the Caribbean Sea
Rank Mountain Peak Country Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9862458224396 941 km
584 mi
2 Pic la Selle[2] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9921064279264 2680 m
8,793 ft
!B9921176850810 2650 m
8,694 ft
!B9882499491861 127 km
79 mi
3 Blue Mountain Peak[3] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica !B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9874849731467 272 km
169 mi
4 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9922391068041 2347 m
7,700 ft
!B9923565170929 2087 m
6,847 ft
!B9877180316954 216 km
134 mi
5 Pico Real del Turquino[4] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9877025795600 219 km
136 mi
6 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9922685079707 2279 m
7,477 ft
!B9925161933123 1779 m
5,837 ft
!B9890446424213 57 km
36 mi
7 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9920477366913 2842 m
9,324 ft
!B9926854471676 1502 m
4,928 ft
!B9892758519466 45 km
28 mi

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Pico Duarte is the highest point on the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, and all the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
  2. ^ The summit of Pic la Selle is the highest point of the Republic of Haiti.
  3. ^ The summit of Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point of the Island of Jamaica and the nation of Jamaica.
  4. ^ The summit of Pico Real del Turquino is the highest point on the Island of Cuba and the Republic of Cuba.

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