The Seven Highest Mountains on the Seven Largest Islands

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The Seven Highest Mountains on the Seven Largest Islands

by Cy Kaicener » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:56 pm

I was wondering what would be the seven highest mountains on the seven largest islands?
Here is a list to start with
Greenland - Gunnbjorn Fjeld - 3693m
New Guinea - Cerstenzs (Puncak Jaya} - 5030m
Borneo - Kinabalu - 4101m
Madegascar - Maromokotro - 2876m
Baffin Island - Tete Blanche - 2156m
Sumatra - Kerinei - 3800m
Honshu - Fuji - 3776m
Would Mt Cook in New Zealand or Mt Teide on the Canary Islands or Mt Apo in the Phillipines fit into this list? Maybe Cuba, Hawaii or Hispaniola?
I think Jaime Vinals of Guatemala climbed the first seven.
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by Cyrill » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:14 pm

Interesting to know. A project of yours? :)

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The Seven Highest Mountains on the Seven Largest Islands

by Cy Kaicener » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:08 pm

Its not a project of mine at the moment. I heard about it from the website of Jaime Vinals http://jaimevinals.com It would be a lot less expensive than the Seven Summits
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by CharlesD » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:09 pm

Neat! I would have thought that most of the world's largest islands were in Northern Canada (Baffin, Ellesmere, etc) but it turns out that even Ellesmere comes in a distant #10.

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by The Ogre » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:24 pm

CharlesD wrote:Neat! I would have thought that most of the world's largest islands were in Northern Canada (Baffin, Ellesmere, etc) but it turns out that even Ellesmere comes in a distant #10.


On most maps of the world, those islands look huge because of distortion. This depends on the type of map, of course.

As an example, think about how Greenland appears bloated on many maps, compared to its actual size as portrayed on a globe.

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by Brian Jenkins » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:43 pm

Did you see this website?

Island Facts

The South Island in New Zealand where Cook is only has 58,093 square miles.

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by Nelson » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:49 pm

Interesting. Of the seven on Cy's list it looks like only four are on SP: Carstensz, Kinabalu, Kerinei, Fuji.

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The Seven Highest Mountains on the Seven Largest Islands

by Cy Kaicener » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:35 am

Brian Jenkins wrote:Did you see this website?

Island Facts

The South Island in New Zealand where Cook is only has 58,093 square miles.


Thanks for that cool list Brian. That was just what I was looking for. :D

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Re: The Seven Highest Mountains on the Seven Largest Islands

by atavist » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:38 pm

Cy Kaicener wrote:
Brian Jenkins wrote:Did you see this website?

Island Facts

The South Island in New Zealand where Cook is only has 58,093 square miles.


Thanks for that cool list Brian. That was just what I was looking for. :D


Agree, very cool list. For the '10 tallest islands' list, I've already summitted 4, have plans for 3 more this year, and have been trying to fit another in to my schedule. That leaves a trip to Antarctica and the Canaries.
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by sneakyracer » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:55 pm

I would include Hispaniola and its Pico Duarte (3,098 m (10,164 ft) ) since its the highest point in all of the Caribbean and I think in the western atlantic. But Hispaniola is the 22nd largest island in the world at about 30,000 sq. mi.

A list of highest peaks in the world's oceans and seas (islands by region not size of the island) would be nice.

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by Teresa Gergen » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:57 pm

If you scroll half way down this page:
http://peakbagger.com/listindx.aspx
in the left hand column, there is a whole section of Island lists. Not sure if this covers what you're looking for or not.

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by JHH60 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:03 pm

It isn't on one of the largest islands in the world, but Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the highest island mountains - it rises 4207m above sea level, and about 9100m above the sea bottom.

PS what's the formal definition of an "island" anyway? Is Australia an Island? What about Eurasia? They are both completely surrounded by water... Geography websites I've looked at simply say "Australia is too big to be an island" or something similarly vague.

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by jspeigl » Sat May 01, 2010 5:49 am

I remembered reading this a few years ago (copy and paste the whole link):

http://www.angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/n ... %20reports).pdf

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The seven highest peaks on seven islands

by Cy Kaicener » Sat May 01, 2010 5:44 pm

jspeigl wrote:I remembered reading this a few years ago (copy and paste the whole link):

http://www.angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/n ... %20reports).pdf


That is an interesting link. Doug Mantle is a prolific peakbagger.
http://www.everesthistory.com/climbers/dougmantle.htm (the last I heard was that he had climbed all of the Sierra Club listed peaks seven times each)
The second highest seven continental peaks is a real challenge.
(I typed the Sierra Club url in the address bar)


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