List of mountain lists

Perhaps the first of what would become many notable mountain lists around the world was Sir Hugh Munro’s catalogue of the Munros, the peaks above 3,000’ elevation in Scotland.[1] Once defined the list became a popular target for what became known as peak bagging, where the adventurous attempted to summit all of the peaks on the list.[2]

Over time the peaks on such lists grew more challenging, with perhaps the eight-thousanders as the most notable (as of June 2019, a winter completion of all 14 eight-thousanders has still not been completed). Other extreme examples are the Seven Summits, defined as the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.[3]

An ever-growing collection of peak lists is maintained and published on mountaineering-related websites.[4]



British Isles

The hills of Britain and Ireland are classified into various lists for 'peak-bagging' purposes. Among the better-known lists are the following:

  • The Munros: important mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914.4 m); there are 282 Munros and 227 Munro Tops.
  • The Furths: mountains in the British Isles, that would qualify as Munros, but are not in Scotland; there are 34 Furths in the British Isles.
  • The P600 (the "Majors"): mountains in the British Isles with a prominence above 600 metres (1,969 ft); there are 120 P600s.
  • The Corbetts: mountains in Scotland between 2,500 feet (762 m) and 3,000 feet (914 m), with a prominence above 500 feet (152.4 m); there are 222 Corbetts.
  • The Marilyns: hills and mountains in the British Isles with a prominence above 150 metres (492 ft), regardless of height or other merit; there are 2,011 Marilyns
  • The Simms: mountains in the British Isles above 600 metres (1,968.5 ft), with a prominence above 30 metres (98.4 ft); there are 2,754 Simms.
  • 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 Vandeleur-Lynams: those mountains in Ireland over 600 metres (1,969 ft) in height, with a prominence over 15 metres (49 ft). There are 273 Vandeleur-Lynams in Ireland.

North America



  • The eight major 4000-meter summits of Mexico.

United States

Central America


  • The two major 4000 meter summits of Guatemala.

South America

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.[10] This list currently stands at 102 peaks, with no known completers.





  • List of ribus, peaks Indonesia with at least 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) of topographic prominence, known as the Ribus.



Popular peak-bagging challenges in Australia include the State 8: the highest peak in each of the six states and two territories (excluding Australia's external territories).[11]

The Abels are a group of peaks in Tasmania over 1100 metres above sea level and separated from other mountains by a drop of at least 150 metres on all sides. Named after Abel Tasman, the first European to sight Tasmania.

See also


  1. Bennet, Donald, ed. (1985). The Munros. Scottish Mountaineering Trust. ISBN 0-907521-13-4.
  2. "95 Peak Lists from around the world". Peakery. Archived from the original on 2015-04-26. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  3. Bass, Dick; Wells, Frank; Ridgeway, Rick (1986). Seven Summits. Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-51312-1.
  4. "Peak Lists/List of Lists".
  5. "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  6. "Desert Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  7. "Hundred Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  8. "Lower Peaks Committee - Peak List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  9. "Great Basin Peaks List". Toiyabe Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  10. John Biggar: The Andes - A Guide for Climbers, ISBN 0-9536087-2-7
  11. "State 8".
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