- the Himalayas,
- the Karakoram,
- the Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj,
- the Pamir Mountains,
- the Tien Shan,
- the Kunlun Shan,
- the Nyanchen Tangla (or Transhimalaya) and various smaller mountain ranges inside Tibet and in western China (in the Tibet-Sichuan-Yunnan region, including Hengduan Mountains and Qionglai Shan).
The UIAA gives a broader definition of the Greater Ranges than the traditional one. With the increasing popularity of global travel and adventure sports, this definition is now somewhat more popular than the original. In addition to the ranges listed above, the ranges also comprise:
- the Seven Summits (Messner list)
- the Andes of South America
- the Alaska Range and the Saint Elias Mountains of North America
- the Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Kenya of Africa
All of these ranges have peaks over 4,800 metres (15,750 ft), and most have peaks over 6,000 metres (19,690 ft). The Greater Ranges contain all of the world's peaks higher than 7,000 metres (22,970 ft).
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