List of mountain lists

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There are many notable mountain lists around the world. Typically, a list of mountains becomes notable by first being listed or defined by an author or group (e.g. Sir Hugh Munro defining the Munros in Scotland).[1] This list then becomes a popular target for peak bagging, where a number of people attempt to climb all of the peaks in the list.[2]

Alternatively, a list of mountains may become notable in the mountaineering community as a challenge. An example of such a challenge list is the Seven Summits defined by Richard Bass.[3]

Examples of notable lists of mountains are shown below.



British Isles[edit]

The hills of Britain and Ireland are classified into a large number of lists for peak bagging purposes. Among the better-known lists are the following:

North America[edit]



United States[edit]

Central America[edit]


South America[edit]

The standard list for the major peaks of the Andes is the list of 6000 m peaks as first compiled by John Biggar in 1996 and listed in his Andes guidebook.[8] This list currently stands at 102 peaks, with no known completers.





  • A list of peaks in Indonesia with at least 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) of topographic prominence, known as the Ribus. Also contained in the list are the Spesials. Spesials are Indonesian peaks with less than 1,000 meters of topographic prominence, but of significant touristic interest.


See also List of ribus.


Popular peakbagging challenges in Australia include the State 8: the highest peak in each of the six states and two territories (excluding Australia's external territories).[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bennet, Donald, ed. (1985). The Munros. Scottish Mountaineering Trust. ISBN 0-907521-13-4. 
  2. ^ "95 Peak Lists from around the world". Peakery. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  3. ^ Bass, Dick; Wells, Frank; Ridgeway, Rick (1986). Seven Summits. Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-51312-1. 
  4. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Desert Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Hundred Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Lower Peaks Committee - Peak List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  8. ^ John Biggar: The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, ISBN 0-9536087-2-7
  9. ^ "State 8".