List of Ultras of the Caribbean

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Pico Duarte is the highest point in the Dominican Republic, the Island of Hispaniola, and the entire Caribbean.

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 3098 m
10,164 ft
3098 m
10,164 ft
941 km
584 mi
2 Pic la Selle[2] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 ft
2650 m
8,694 ft
127 km
79 mi
3 Blue Mountain Peak[3] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 ft
2256 m
7,402 ft
272 km
169 mi
4 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 ft
2087 m
6,847 ft
216 km
134 mi
5 Pico Real del Turquino[4] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 ft
1974 m
6,476 ft
219 km
136 mi
6 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2279 m
7,477 ft
1779 m
5,837 ft
57 km
36 mi
7 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2842 m
9,324 ft
1502 m
4,928 ft
45 km
28 mi

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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