Famous 4000ers

Famous 4000ers

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Famous 4000ers in the world!

This album is dedicated to all those 4000ers on our planet that are famous for some kind of reason!

There can be lots of reasons for their popularity:

Mont Blanc thanks it's popularity because it is the highst peak of the Alps (also a real beauty though.)
Carstens Pyramid is mainly popular because it is the highest point of the whole continent of Oceania. The same reason accounts for the Vinson Massif on Antarctica.
Mount Withney and Mount Elbert are popular because they are the highest points of a state (California & Colorado). But in their cases also of a mountain range: Whitney of the Sierra Nevada and Elbert of the (USA)Rocky Mountains.
Other 4000ers are just popular because of their shape and difficulty of climbing like for example Matterhorn and Weisshorn in the Alps.

Here follows a list with the 4000ers I selected for the list:

-Carstensz Pyramid (Irian Jaya)
-Mont Blanc (Alps)
-Matterhorn (Alps)
-Piz Bernina (Alps)
-Ushba (Caucasus)
-Weisshorn (Alps)
-Dent du Geant (Alps)
-Barre des Ecrins (Alps)
-Finsteraarhorn (Alps)
-Gran Paradiso (Alps)
-Mount Whitney (USA)
-Klyuchevskaya-sopka (Kamchatka)
-Mount Meru (Africa)
-Mount Elbert (USA)
-Grandes Jorasses (Alps)
-Alam Kooh (Iran)
-Nevado de Toluca (Mexico)
-Dufourspitze (ALps)
-Grand Teton (USA)
-Dom (Alps)
-Mauna Kea (Hawaii)
-Dent blanche
-Vinson Massif (Antarctica)
-Mount Shasta (USA)
-Jungfrau (Alps)
-Longs Peak (USA)
-Mount Rainier (USA)
-Malinche (Mexico)
-Mount waddington
-Toubkal (Marocco)
-Vestal peak (USA)
-Gannett (USA)
-Belukha (Russia)
-Kinabalu (Malaysia)
-Aiguille Verte (Alps)
-Cerro Rico (Bolivia)
-Pikes Peak (US, Colorado)
-Maroon Peak (US, Colorado)
-Mount of the Holy Cross (US, Colorado)

-If you have suggestions for other 4000ers not mentioned, please let me know!
-In this album is ONE image of each mountain.
-There are also 4000ers famous because they are easy to ascent (like Allalinhorn and Gran Paradiso) I decided to keep them out of of this album.
-Famous 5000 or 6000ers Albums may follow!!


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Ski Mountaineer

Ski Mountaineer - Sep 28, 2007 5:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Mt Waddington

...belongs here. Also Toubkal.


Lodewijk - Oct 1, 2007 9:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Mt Waddington

Thanks for your comment, I added them! Have a look! cheers Lodewijk


desainme - Sep 30, 2007 2:45 am - Voted 10/10


Gannett and Belukha


Lodewijk - Oct 1, 2007 9:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Vestal

Thanks for your vote and comment!
I added them! Have a look!
Bye, Cheers Lodewijk


jck - Sep 30, 2007 8:07 am - Voted 10/10




Lodewijk - Oct 1, 2007 9:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: And...

Thanks for your comment! Cheers Lodewijk


jck - Oct 1, 2007 9:33 am - Voted 10/10

Re: And...

Maybe you should add links to SP pages in the name of the mountains? Easier to navigate.



Lodewijk - Oct 1, 2007 9:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: And...

Yeah that's an idea! I will do that soon, Cheers!


Alpinist - Oct 2, 2007 5:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Mt Whitney

Nice album. Note that Mt Whitney is not the country highpoint for the US. (Denali is the highest point.) Mt Whitney and Mt Elbert are both simply state highpoints for CA and CO respectively. Cheers...


Lodewijk - Oct 3, 2007 3:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Mt Whitney

Thanks for your vote and comment!
You are right, I totally forgot about Alaska as a part of the USA
I will change it!
Cheers Lodewijk


Andino - Oct 5, 2007 6:38 am - Voted 10/10

Can't we add...

any pictures ?
(you haven't activated the option...)

You didn't put Aiguille Verte (4122M - French Alps) in your list, and I think it is a famous one.


Lodewijk - Oct 5, 2007 7:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Can't we add...

Hi Antoine, yes that's a good one I will attach it!
I decided to use the 'private attach' only because then the album is more varied in the first 15 images. Otherwise you would get maybe 2 or 3 images of the same mountain in the front so that others are put to the back, that's why I decided to put only one image of every mountain on!
Hope you agree with me! Cheers Lodewijk


Andino - Oct 5, 2007 8:07 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Can't we add...

Yep you're right.
A bientot !


Lodewijk - Oct 5, 2007 10:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Can't we add...

I added Aiguille Verte now! Used one of your pics for it! Great image!By the way: I'm waiting for your article of best things on SP of September! Looking forward reading it!
Cheers Lodewijk


Andino - Oct 12, 2007 6:22 am - Voted 10/10

And waiting for...

the "Famous 3000s" with Eiger, La Meije, Pelvoux etc...


Lodewijk - Oct 12, 2007 9:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: And waiting for...

Yesss! that one is certainly coming! I now finished the 8000ers (see whats new page) and the 3000ers are next!!
I'm thinking of making a seperate album for the 3000ers of the alps! Cheers! Lo


JanG - Jun 17, 2008 7:57 pm - Voted 10/10

great collection

Congratulations for such a nice collection of photos of awesome peaks. You left out Grand Combin and other noteworthy peaks >4000. Such a list will always remain a matter of individual memorable climbs or easy access (for example, Breithorn or Alphubel).

Have you considered a list of famous 3000s ? La Meije, Eiger, Piz Palu would certainly make the list!

Once again, super photos of these peaks and your collections of the other famous 5000s, 6000s, etc.



Lodewijk - Oct 20, 2008 4:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great collection

Hi Jan,
sorry for my very late response!
It is indeed a matter of personal choice! I think everyone would include other peaks!
If you go to my profile you will find such album: famous 3000ers of Switzerland & Famous 3000ers and Austria, i hope you will like it!
I am glad you like the albums!! Greets Lodewijk


ChristianRodriguez - Oct 17, 2008 9:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice album

Tajumulco & Tacana, summits from Guatemala and all central american countries.


Lodewijk - Oct 20, 2008 5:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice album

Thanks Christian, i will ASAP try to add these mountains
Cheers, Lodewijk

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