List of mountain lists

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For list of mountain lists not used in peak bagging, see Lists of mountains and Lists of mountains by region.

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:

  • The Munros: a selection of mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914.4 m). The list was originally compiled by Sir Hugh Munro.
  • The Furths: those mountains in Great Britain and Ireland, over 3,000 ft (914.4m) which would be Munros, but for their bad luck in being situated "furth" of Scotland.
  • The Corbetts: mountains in Scotland between 2,500 feet (762 m) and 3,000 feet (914 m), with a relative height of at least 500 feet (152.4 m).
  • The Marilyns: hills in the British Isles that have a relative height of at least 150 metres (492 ft), regardless of distance, absolute height or other merit. There are currently 1554 Marilyns in Britain and 453 Marilyns in Ireland.
  • The Wainwrights: the 214 fells in the English Lake District that have a chapter in one of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.
  • The Hewitts: hills in England, Wales or Ireland over two thousand feet (609.6 m) high with a relative height of at least 30 metres (98 ft).

North America[edit]


United States[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.[4] 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).[5]

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. ^ John Biggar: The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, ISBN 0-9536087-2-7
  5. ^ "State 8".