List of Ultras of the Caribbean

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

The following sortable table comprises the seven ultra-prominent summits on the islands of the Caribbean Sea. Each of these peaks has at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence. Five of these peaks rise on the island of Hispaniola and one each on Jamaica and Cuba.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. The topographic prominence of a summit is the elevation difference between that summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. The topographic isolation of a summit is the minimum great-circle distance to a point of equal 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 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.

If an elevation or prominence is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.

Ultra-prominent summits[edit]

Of these seven ultra-prominent summits of the Caribbean, three are located in the Dominican Republic, two in Haiti, and one each in Jamaica and Cuba.

The seven ultra-prominent summits of the Caribbean

Rank Mountain Peak Country Island Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Pico Duarte[1][2]  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 ft
3098 m
10,164 ft
941 km
584 mi
19°01′23″N 70°59′52″W / 19.0231°N 70.9977°W / 19.0231; -70.9977 (Pico Duarte)
2 Pic la Selle[3][4][5]  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2674 m
8,773 ft
2644 m
8,675 ft
126.6 km
78.7 mi
18°21′37″N 71°58′36″W / 18.3602°N 71.9767°W / 18.3602; -71.9767 (Pic la Selle)
3 Blue Mountain Peak[6][7][8]  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 ft
2256 m
7,402 ft
273 km
169.5 mi
18°02′47″N 76°34′44″W / 18.0465°N 76.5788°W / 18.0465; -76.5788 (Blue Mountain Peak)
4 Pic Macaya[9][10]  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 ft
2087 m
6,847 ft
216 km
134.5 mi
18°22′56″N 74°01′27″W / 18.3822°N 74.0243°W / 18.3822; -74.0243 (Pic Macaya)
5 Pico Turquino[11][12][13]  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 ft
1974 m
6,476 ft
217 km
134.7 mi
19°59′23″N 76°50′10″W / 19.9898°N 76.8360°W / 19.9898; -76.8360 (Pico Turquino)
6 Loma Gajo en Medio[14]  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2279 m
7,477 ft
1779 m
5,837 ft
57.5 km
35.7 mi
18°37′45″N 71°30′39″W / 18.6292°N 71.5108°W / 18.6292; -71.5108 (Loma Gajo en Medio)
7 Loma Alto de la Bandera[15][16]  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2842 m
9,324 ft
1512 m
4,961 ft
43.4 km
27.0 mi
18°48′45″N 70°37′36″W / 18.8126°N 70.6268°W / 18.8126; -70.6268 (Loma Alto de la Bandera)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Pico Duarte is the highest point of the Dominican Republic, the Island of Hispaniola, and all islands of the Caribbean Sea.
  2. ^ "Pico Duarte". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ The summit of Pic la Selle is the highest point of the Republic of Haiti.
  4. ^ Pic la Selle is the southernmost and westernmost summit of its elevation in the Caribbean.
  5. ^ "Pic la Selle". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  6. ^ The summit of Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point of the island and the nation of Jamaica.
  7. ^ Blue Mountain Peak is the southernmost and westernmost 2000-meter (6562-foot) summit and ultra-prominent summit of the Caribbean.
  8. ^ "Blue Mountain Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  9. ^ Pic Macaya is the westernmost summit of its elevation in the Caribbean.
  10. ^ "Pic Macaya". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  11. ^ The summit of Pico Turquino is the highest point of the island and Republic of Cuba.
  12. ^ Pico Turquino is the northernmost and westernmost ultra-prominent summit of the Caribbean.
  13. ^ "Pico Turquino". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Loma Gajo en Medio". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  15. ^ Loma Alto de la Bandera is the southernmost and easternmost summit of its elevation in the Caribbean.
  16. ^ "Loma Alto de la Bandera". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 

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Coordinates: 19°01′23″N 70°59′52″W / 19.0231°N 70.9977°W / 19.0231; -70.9977 (Pico Duarte)