List of Ultras of Greenland

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The summit of Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest point on the Island of Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, the Kingdom of Denmark, and the entire Arctic.

The following sortable table comprises the 38 ultra-prominent summits of the nation of Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat). Each of these peaks has at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.[1]

The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

  1. The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level.[2]
  2. The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings.[3][2]
  3. The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation.[4]

Ultra-prominent summits[edit]

Gunnbjørn Fjeld exceeds 3000 meters (9843 feet) of topographic prominence. Six peaks of Greenland exceed 2000 meters (6562 feet), and the following 38 peaks are ultra-prominent summits with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.

The 38 ultra-prominent mountain peaks of Greenland

Rank Mountain Peak Island Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Gunnbjørn Fjeld[5][6][7][8] Island of Greenland 3694 m
12,119 ft
3694 m
12,119 ft
3,254 km
2,022 mi
68°55′06″N 29°53′57″W / 68.9184°N 29.8991°W / 68.9184; -29.8991 (Gunnbjørn Fjeld)
2 Stauning Alper[9][10] Island of Greenland 2831 m
9,288 ft
2181 m
7,156 ft
164.9 km
102.5 mi
72°07′00″N 24°54′00″W / 72.1167°N 24.9000°W / 72.1167; -24.9000 (Stauning Alper)
3 Palup Qaqa high point[11] Upernivik Island 2105 m
6,906 ft
2105 m
6,906 ft
31.2 km
19.40 mi
71°20′00″N 52°49′00″W / 71.3333°N 52.8167°W / 71.3333; -52.8167 (Palup Qaqa high point)
4 Milne Land high point[12] Island of Milne Land 2050 m
6,726 ft
2050 m
6,726 ft
58.1 km
36.1 mi
70°49′10″N 26°35′44″W / 70.8194°N 26.5956°W / 70.8194; -26.5956 (Milne Land high point)
5 Payers Tinde[13] Island of Greenland 2320 m
7,612 ft
2045 m
6,709 ft
26.1 km
16.24 mi
73°08′00″N 26°22′00″W / 73.1333°N 26.3667°W / 73.1333; -26.3667 (Payers Tinde)
6 Perserajoq[14] Island of Greenland 2259 m
7,411 ft
2009 m
6,591 ft
527 km
328 mi
71°24′00″N 51°58′00″W / 71.4000°N 51.9667°W / 71.4000; -51.9667 (Perserajoq)
7 Renland high point[15] Island of Greenland 2200 m
7,218 ft
1950 m
6,398 ft
100.8 km
62.6 mi
71°20′00″N 26°20′00″W / 71.3333°N 26.3333°W / 71.3333; -26.3333 (Renland high point)
8 Pyramiden[16][17][18] Disko Island 1904 m
6,247 ft
1904 m
6,247 ft
32.7 km
20.3 mi
70°07′10″N 53°23′20″W / 70.1195°N 53.3890°W / 70.1195; -53.3890 (Pyramiden)
9 Angelin Bjerg[19][20] Ymer Island 1900 m
6,234 ft
1900 m
6,234 ft
43.7 km
27.1 mi
73°10′00″N 24°19′00″W / 73.1667°N 24.3167°W / 73.1667; -24.3167 (Angelin Bjerg)
10 Traill Island high point[21] Traill Island 1884 m
6,181 ft
1884 m
6,181 ft
50.8 km
31.6 mi
72°43′00″N 24°04′00″W / 72.7167°N 24.0667°W / 72.7167; -24.0667 (Traill Island high point)
11 Parnaqussuit Qavaat high point[22] Island of Greenland 1860 m
6,102 ft
1820 m
5,971 ft
36.9 km
23.0 mi
66°26′00″N 52°55′00″W / 66.4333°N 52.9167°W / 66.4333; -52.9167 (Parnaqussuit Qavaat high point)
12 Storo high point[23] Island of Storo 1770 m
5,807 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
32.6 km
20.3 mi
70°50′00″N 27°29′00″W / 70.8333°N 27.4833°W / 70.8333; -27.4833 (Storo high point)
13 Snehaetten[24][25] Qeqertaq Island 1765 m
5,791 ft
1765 m
5,791 ft
34.4 km
21.4 mi
71°39′15″N 53°09′51″W / 71.6542°N 53.1641°W / 71.6542; -53.1641 (Snehaetten)
14 Azimuthbjerg[26][27] Island of Skjoldungen 1738 m
5,702 ft
1738 m
5,702 ft
140.5 km
87.3 mi
63°27′19″N 41°51′03″W / 63.4552°N 41.8508°W / 63.4552; -41.8508 (Azimuthbjerg)
15 Svedenborg Bjerg[28][29] Geographical Society Island 1730 m
5,676 ft
1730 m
5,676 ft
24.9 km
15.48 mi
72°56′37″N 24°20′28″W / 72.9436°N 24.3412°W / 72.9436; -24.3412 (Svedenborg Bjerg)
16 Appaalik[30][31] Appat Island 1711 m
5,614 ft
1711 m
5,614 ft
45.6 km
28.3 mi
70°56′51″N 51°59′30″W / 70.9474°N 51.9918°W / 70.9474; -51.9918 (Appaalik)
17 Hahn Land high point[32][33] Island of Greenland 1744 m
5,722 ft
1694 m
5,558 ft
347 km
216 mi
80°26′00″N 19°50′00″W / 80.4333°N 19.8333°W / 80.4333; -19.8333 (Hahn Land high point)
18 Nuussuaq high point[34][35] Island of Greenland 2144 m
7,034 ft
1669 m
5,476 ft
86.6 km
53.8 mi
70°41′48″N 52°58′22″W / 70.6966°N 52.9728°W / 70.6966; -52.9728 (Nuussuaq high point)
19 Hardersbjerg[36] Island of Greenland 1679 m
5,509 ft
1658 m
5,440 ft
56.2 km
34.9 mi
73°26′00″N 22°50′00″W / 73.4333°N 22.8333°W / 73.4333; -22.8333 (Hardersbjerg)
20 Klosterbjerge[37] Island of Greenland 2410 m
7,907 ft
1635 m
5,364 ft
38.8 km
24.1 mi
72°15′00″N 25°57′00″W / 72.2500°N 25.9500°W / 72.2500; -25.9500 (Klosterbjerge)
21 Qingagssat Qaqit[38][39] Island of Greenland 1782 m
5,846 ft
1632 m
5,354 ft
23.3 km
14.47 mi
60°33′55″N 44°41′42″W / 60.5654°N 44.6949°W / 60.5654; -44.6949 (Qingagssat Qaqit)
22 Ejnar Mikkelsen Fjeld[40][41] Island of Greenland 3325 m
10,909 ft
1625 m
5,331 ft
16.29 km
10.12 mi
68°53′45″N 28°37′40″W / 68.8957°N 28.6279°W / 68.8957; -28.6279 (Ejnar Mikkelsen Fjeld)
23 Agssaussat[42] Island of Greenland 2140 m
7,021 ft
1615 m
5,299 ft
18.06 km
11.22 mi
65°53′00″N 52°07′00″W / 65.8833°N 52.1167°W / 65.8833; -52.1167 (Agssaussat)
24 Kloftbjerge[43] Island of Greenland 2163 m
7,096 ft
1613 m
5,292 ft
92.3 km
57.4 mi
71°20′00″N 25°45′00″W / 71.3333°N 25.7500°W / 71.3333; -25.7500 (Kloftbjerge)
25 Salliaruseq high point[44] Salliaruseq Island 1610 m
5,282 ft
1610 m
5,282 ft
29.5 km
18.32 mi
64°23′29″N 51°06′48″W / 64.3913°N 51.1134°W / 64.3913; -51.1134 (Salliaruseq high point)
26 Clavering Island high point[45] Clavering Island 1604 m
5,262 ft
1604 m
5,262 ft
77.1 km
47.9 mi
74°22′00″N 21°11′00″W / 74.3667°N 21.1833°W / 74.3667; -21.1833 (Clavering Island high point)
27 Schweizerland high point[46] Island of Greenland 1671 m
5,482 ft
1596 m
5,236 ft
95.4 km
59.3 mi
66°07′13″N 37°26′31″W / 66.1203°N 37.4420°W / 66.1203; -37.4420 (Schweizerland high point)
28 Margaretatopp[47] Island of Greenland 2360 m
7,743 ft
1585 m
5,200 ft
69.0 km
42.9 mi
73°22′00″N 26°18′00″W / 73.3667°N 26.3000°W / 73.3667; -26.3000 (Margaretatopp)
Paatuut[48] Island of Greenland 2010 m
6,594 ft
1585 m
5,200 ft
45.8 km
28.4 mi
70°17′48″N 52°42′06″W / 70.2966°N 52.7017°W / 70.2966; -52.7017 (Paatuut)
Agdleruussakasit[49][50] Island of Greenland 1763 m
5,784 ft
1585 m
5,200 ft
5.75 km
3.57 mi
60°08′11″N 44°31′45″W / 60.1364°N 44.5293°W / 60.1364; -44.5293 (Agdleruussakasit)
31 Mont Forel[51][52] Schweizerland 3391 m
11,125 ft
1581 m
5,187 ft
357 km
222 mi
66°56′07″N 36°47′14″W / 66.9354°N 36.7873°W / 66.9354; -36.7873 (Mont Forel)
32 Blaskbjerg[53] Island of Greenland 1600 m
5,249 ft
1575 m
5,167 ft
17.46 km
10.85 mi
73°18′00″N 24°02′00″W / 73.3000°N 24.0333°W / 73.3000; -24.0333 (Blaskbjerg)
33 Kinaussak[54] Island of Greenland 1630 m
5,348 ft
1555 m
5,102 ft
88.3 km
54.9 mi
64°27′00″N 50°31′00″W / 64.4500°N 50.5167°W / 64.4500; -50.5167 (Kinaussak)
34 Gaaseland high point[55] Island of Greenland 2100 m
6,890 ft
1550 m
5,085 ft
135.6 km
84.3 mi
70°12′00″N 27°40′00″W / 70.2000°N 27.6667°W / 70.2000; -27.6667 (Gaaseland high point)
35 Sangmissoq high point[56][57] Island of Sammisoq 1549 m
5,082 ft
1549 m
5,082 ft
35.5 km
22.1 mi
60°03′01″N 43°54′59″W / 60.0502°N 43.9164°W / 60.0502; -43.9164 (Sangmissoq high point)
36 Favres Bjerg[58][59] Island of Greenland 2000 m
6,562 ft
1546 m
5,072 ft
117.1 km
72.8 mi
73°57′00″N 23°12′00″W / 73.9500°N 23.2000°W / 73.9500; -23.2000 (Favres Bjerg)
37 Johnstrup Bjerge[60] Island of Greenland 2000 m
6,562 ft
1540 m
5,052 ft
30.9 km
19.21 mi
73°00′00″N 25°32′00″W / 73.0000°N 25.5333°W / 73.0000; -25.5333 (Johnstrup Bjerge)
38 Berzelius Bjerg[61] Island of Greenland 1810 m
5,938 ft
1535 m
5,036 ft
38.5 km
23.9 mi
72°28′00″N 25°04′00″W / 72.4667°N 25.0667°W / 72.4667; -25.0667 (Berzelius Bjerg)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.
  2. ^ a b If the elevation or prominence of a summit is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.
  3. ^ The topographic prominence of a summit is the topographic elevation difference between the summit and its highest or key col to a higher summit. The summit may be near its key col or quite far away. The key col for Denali in Alaska is the Isthmus of Rivas in Nicaragua, 7642 kilometers (4749 miles) away.
  4. ^ The topographic isolation of a summit is the great-circle distance to its nearest point of equal elevation.
  5. ^ The summit of Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest point of the Island of Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, the Kingdom of Denmark, and the entire Arctic.
  6. ^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the easternmost summit of its elevation in greater North America.
  7. ^ "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  9. ^ Stauning Alper is the easternmost summit of its elevation of Greenland and greater North America.
  10. ^ "Stauning Alper". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Palup Qaqa high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Milne Land high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Payers Tinde". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Perserajoq". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "Renland high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  16. ^ The summit of Pyramiden is the highest point of Disko Island.
  17. ^ Pyramiden is the westernmost summit of its elevation in the Greenland.
  18. ^ "Pyramiden". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  19. ^ The summit of Angelin Bjerg is the highest point of Ymer Island.
  20. ^ "Angelin Bjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "Traill Island high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "Parnaqussuit Qavaat high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Storo high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  24. ^ The summit of Snehaetten is the highest point of the Qeqertaq Island.
  25. ^ "Snehaetten". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  26. ^ The summit of Azimuthbjerg is the highest point of the island of Skjoldungen.
  27. ^ "Azimuthbjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  28. ^ The summit of Svedenborg Bjerg is the highest point of Geographical Society Island.
  29. ^ "Svedenborg Bjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  30. ^ The summit of Appaalik is the highest point of Appat Island.
  31. ^ "Appaalik". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  32. ^ The apex of Hahn Land is the easternmost ultra-prominent summit of Greenland and greater North America.
  33. ^ "Hahn Land high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  34. ^ The apex of the Nuussuaq Peninsula is the westernmost 2000-meter (6562-foot) summit in Greenland.
  35. ^ "Nuussuaq high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  36. ^ "Hardersbjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  37. ^ "Klosterbjerge". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  38. ^ Qingagssat Qaqit is the southernmost summit of its elevation in Greenland.
  39. ^ "Qingagssat Qaqit". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  40. ^ Ejnar Mikkelsen Fjeld is the easternmost 3000-meter (9843-foot) summit of Greenland and greater North America.
  41. ^ "Ejnar Mikkelsen Fjeld". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  42. ^ "Agssaussat". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  43. ^ "Kloftbjerge". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  44. ^ "Salliaruseq high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  45. ^ "Clavering Island high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  46. ^ "Schweizerland high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  47. ^ "Margaretatopp". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  48. ^ "Paatuut". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  49. ^ Agdleruussakasit is the southernmost summit of its elevation in Greenland.
  50. ^ "Agdleruussakasit". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  51. ^ Mont Forel is the southernmost and westernmost summit of its elevation in Greenland.
  52. ^ "Mont Forel". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  53. ^ "Blaskbjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  54. ^ "Kinaussak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  55. ^ "Gaaseland high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  56. ^ Sangmissoq high point is the southernmost 1000-meter (3281-foot) summit of Greenland.
  57. ^ "Sangmissoq high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  58. ^ Favres Bjerg is the easternmost 2000-meter (6562-foot) summit of Greenland and greater North America.
  59. ^ "Favres Bjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  60. ^ "Johnstrup Bjerge". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  61. ^ "Berzelius Bjerg". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 

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Coordinates: 68°55′06″N 29°53′57″W / 68.9184°N 29.8991°W / 68.9184; -29.8991 (Gunnbjørn Fjeld)