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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Bruno - Mar 24, 2010 6:44 am - Voted 10/10

Cerro Rico

Would be nice to add Cerro Rico, which is in my opinion the most famous 4'000er in the world! Not for its mountaineering interest, but for historical reasons!



Lodewijk - Mar 28, 2010 11:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cerro Rico

Thanks for those interesting links Bruno, you convinced me :-)
I added the mountain to the list!
cheers! Lodewijk


Lodewijk - Jan 13, 2011 2:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A few suggestions

I added pikes peak. Isn't Maroon Bells an area? Do you mean North Maroon peak?


Lodewijk - Jan 18, 2011 4:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A few suggestions

Thanks for the explanation Legpowered, you sure convinced me to attach the peak :-)
Cheers! Lodewijk

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