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The world's highest mountains

There is quite a lot of lists of the "world's highest mountains". Below 7500 m, most of them are not complete. I want to try to list the 7000 m summits as comprehensive as possible. My source is the very detailed "High Asia" by Jill Neate [1], which unfortunately is no more available.
Below 7000 m there are hardly reliable sources. The Andes' high 6000 m peaks can be given more or less comprehensively, but there are no sources for the 6000 m peaks of Asia.
For the mountains above 7000 m, during the summer of 2002 I cross-checked the data from "High Asia" with maps and other sources whereever possible; in particular I computed the gap height of many mountains.
The high mountains of the other ranges were added do these data. Now, the list contains all 7000 m peaks, all "Fourteeners" of U.S.A. and Canada, all 4000 m peaks of the Alps and most 6000 m peaks in the world (see explanations) and many "important" mountains that don't meet these criteria.
An overview map sketch is in progress; currently I am completing the coordinates of all peaks.
In this list, for Himalayas and Karakoram I use a simplified division into mountain groups. The groups used here are depicted in the 4 different map sketches which are linked to the table entries.
This table can be re-sorted!
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and list the following mountains:
No.NameHeightRemarkCountryRangeMapGap heightCategoryopen?Map
Europe Caucasus
1Mont Blanc 4810 Frankreich, Italien Mont Blanc group Série Bleue IGN 1:25 000 4800 21 linktext
2Mulhacén 3478 Spanien Sierra Nevada (Spain) ADAC Straßenkarte Mittelmeer 1:1650000 N/A 21 linktext
3Pico de Aneto 3404 Spanien Pyrenées Orell Füssli carte routière 1:300000 Costa Brava N/A 21 linktext
4Etna 3323 Italien Sicilia Diercke Weltatlas 3323 20 linktext
5Musala 2925 Bulgaria Rila Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
6Mytikas (Olymp) 2919 Griechenland Olymp Diercke Weltatlas N/A 21 linktext
7Vihren 2914 Bulgaria Pirin Diercke Weltatlas 1783 20 linktext
8Gran Sasso 2912 Italien Apennin Diercke Weltatlas N/A 21 linktext
9Monte Cinto 2710 Frankreich Corse Michelin France 1:1000000 2710 21 linktext
10Gerlachovský štít 2654 Slovakia High Tatra Diercke Weltatlas 2344 22 linktext
11Moldoveanu 2543 Romania South Carpatians Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
12Durmitor 2522 Montenegro Bosnisches Erzgebirge Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
13Galdhøppigen 2469 Norway Jotunheimen Road Map Norway 1:1450000 2372 21 linktext
14Psiloritis 2456 Griechenland Creta Diercke Weltatlas 2456 20 linktext
15Botev 2376 Bulgaria Balkan Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
16Hvannadalshnúkur 2119 Iceland Iceland Island 1:425000 Reise-Know-How Verlag 2119 20 linktext
17Narodnaja Gora 1895 Russia Ural Diercke Weltatlas 1795 20 linktext
18Puy de Sancy 1885 Frankreich Massif Central (France) Michelin France 1:1000000 N/A 21 linktext
19Crêt de la Neige 1720 Frankreich Jura Straßenkarte Schweiz 1:301000 1200 21 linktext
20Herðubreið 1682 Iceland Iceland Island 1:425000 Reise-Know-How Verlag 982 20 linktext
21Feldberg 1493 Deutschland Schwarzwald Topographische Karte 1:50 000 930 21 linktext
22Ben Nevis 1343 Great Britain Scottish Highlands Diercke Weltatlas 1343 21 linktext
23Carrantuohill 1041 Ireland Kerry Diercke Weltatlas 1041 20 linktext
24Botrange 694 Belgien Hoher Venn Diercke Weltatlas N/A 21 linktext
Europe Caucasus Asia
1Elbrus 5642 Russia Central Caucasus/Elbrus Elbrus and environs 1:50000 (1992) 4741 11 linktext
Caucasus Asia Africa
1Mount Everest 8850 older surveys 8846, 8837, 8848
Chomolungma, Sagarmatha
Nepal, China/Tibet Khumbu Himalaya Mount Everest 1:50000 Boston Museum of Science/SSAF 8850 15 linktext
2K2 8611 Chogori Pakistan, China Baltoro Muztagh, Greater Karakoram Karakoram Maps 1:200000 Sheet 3, Leomann Maps 4017 25 linktext
3Minya Konka 7556 Gongga Shan China Daxue Shan, Sichuan Map of Glaciers of Mount Gongga 1:25 000, Zhonghua Printing House Shanghai 3642 25 linktext
4Namjabarwa East 7095 China/Tibet Assam Himalaya Namjagbarwa 1:100000 Map of Snow Mountains in China N/A 00 linktext
5Tukuche Peak 6920 Nepal Dhaulagiri Himal Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
6Tukuche Peak West 6848 Nepal Dhaulagiri Himal Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
7Kuh-e-Bandaka 6812 Afghanistan Hindukush Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
8Biarchedi Peak 6781 Pakistan * Baltoro Muztagh, Greater Karakoram Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
9P.6780 near Biarchedi Peak 6780 Pakistan Baltoro Muztagh, Greater Karakoram Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
10P. 6740 north of Biarchedi Peak 6740 Pakistan Baltoro Muztagh, Greater Karakoram Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
11Kruksum West 6572 Pakistan, China Baltoro Muztagh, Greater Karakoram Karakoram Maps 1:200000 Sheet 3, Leomann Maps N/A 00 linktext
12Pik Engels 6510 Tadzhikistan Pamirs Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
13Noshaq P. 6440 6440 Afghanistan, Pakistan * Hindukush Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
14P.6100 Mentok North 6100 India Zanskar Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
15P. 6080 Mentok 6080 India Zanskar Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 00 linktext
16Yalung Nong East 6070 India Zanskar --- 500 00 linktext
17Mentok North 6070 India Zanskar --- N/A 00 linktext
18Pik Krupskoj 5705 Tadzhikistan Pamirs Severo-Zapadnyj Pamir 1:200 000 (1990) N/A 00 linktext
19Damavand 5671 Iran Elburs Central Asia 1:1 750 000, Nelles Maps 4667 20 linktext
20Ararat 5165 Turkey Anatolan Highland Kümmerly+Frey Türkei 1:1000000 3611 24 linktext
21Kljuchevskaja Sopka 4750 Russia Kamchatka Russland Ost 1:4000000 Bertelsmann 4649 20 linktext
22Belucha 4506 Russia, Kazakhstan * Altaj Hildebrand´s Urlaubskarte GUS 1:3500000 3500 20 linktext
23Chuiten Orgil 4374 Nairamdal / Youyi Feng Mongolia, China * Altaj --- N/A 00 linktext
24Uludoruk 4135 Turkey Eastern Taurus Openstreetmap/Cycle Map N/A 20 linktext
25Kinabalu 4095 Malaysia South East Asia Diercke Weltatlas 4095 20 linktext
26Yu Shan 3951 Taiwan Taiwan Diercke Weltatlas 3951 20 linktext
27Kaçkar Dagi 3932 Turkey Pontisches Gebirge Kümmerly+Frey Türkei 1:1000000 2271 20 linktext
28Fujisan 3776 Japan Japan Diercke Weltatlas 3776 21 linktext
29gora Pobeda 3003 Russia Khrebet Cherskogo Russland Ost 1:4000000 Bertelsmann 2443 20 linktext
30Apo 2965 Philippines Philippines Diercke Weltatlas 2965 20 linktext
31Mus-Haja 2959 Mus-Chaja Russia Verhojanskij Khrebet Russland Ost 1:4000000 Bertelsmann N/A 20 linktext
32Paektusan 2744 North Korea, China * Manchuria/Korea Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
33Anamudi 2695 India West Ghats Diercke Weltatlas 2500 20 linktext
34Sinai 2637 Egypt Sinai Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
35Pidurutalagala 2524 Sri Lanka Ceylon Diercke Weltatlas 2524 20 linktext
Asia Africa NorthAmerica
1Uhuru Peak (Kilimanjaro) 5896 Tanzania Tanzania Diercke Weltatlas 5896 14 linktext
2Batian 5199 Kenia Kenia (keine Karte) Berge-Heft Nr. 64 N/A 20 linktext
3Margherita 5119 Uganda, Zaire Ruwenzori (keine Karte) Berge-Heft Nr. 64 N/A 20 linktext
4Ras Dashan 4620 Ethiopia Ethiopian Highland Diercke Weltatlas 3980 20 linktext
5Volcano Karisimbi 4507 Rwanda Virunga Tanzania Rwanda Burundi 1:1500000 Nelles Maps 3312 20 linktext
6Toubkal 4167 Maroq High Atlas Diercke Weltatlas 3757 20 linktext
7Mount Cameroon 4095 Cameroun Bambouto mountains Diercke Weltatlas N/A 20 linktext
8Pico del Teide 3718 Spanien Canary Islands Diercke Weltatlas 3716 22 linktext
9Tahat 3003 Algeria Ahaggar Diercke Weltatlas 2400 20 linktext
10Maromokotro 2876 Madagaskar Madagaskar --- 2876 20 linktext
Africa NorthAmerica SouthAmerica
1Denali 6193 Mount McKinley USA(Alaska) Alaska Range Mount McKinley 1:50 000, Boston Museum of Science/SSAF 6193 15 linktext
2Mount Logan 5950 Canada Saint Elias Mountains USGS Maps 1:250 000 5250 25 linktext
3Pico de Orizaba 5611 Citlatepetl Mexico Sierra Madre Occidental Mexico 1:5000000 Guide Bleu N/A 20 linktext
4Mount Blackburn 4996 USA(Alaska) Wrangell Mountains USGS Maps 1:250 000 3600 20 linktext
5Mount Whitney 4418 USA Sierra Nevada USGS Maps 1:24 000 3071 20 linktext
6Mount Elbert 4399 USA Sawatch Range, Rocky Mountains USGS Maps 1:250 000 2500 20 linktext
7Mount Rainier 4392 USA Cascade Range USGS Maps 1:250 000 4026 20 linktext
8Mount Waddington 4016 Canada Coast Mountains (Canada) British Columbia road map 1:2 500 000 3279 20 linktext
9Mount Marcus Baker 4016 USA(Alaska) Chugach Mountains USGS Maps 1:250 000 3269 20 linktext
10Mount Robson 3954 Canada Rocky Mountains (Canada) British Columbia road map 1:2 500 000 2819 20 linktext
11Gunnbjørn Fjeld 3694 Greenland Greenland --- 3694 20 linktext
12Redoubt Volcano 3108 USA(Alaska) Aleutian Range USGS Maps 1:250 000 2773 20 linktext
13Picacho del Diablo / Cerro de la Encanta 3095 Mexico Baja California Mexico 1:5000000 Guide Bleu 2115 20 linktext
14Keele Peak 2952 Canada Mackenzie Mountains Yukon 1:2500000 2152 20 linktext
15Mount Isto 2758 USA(Alaska) Brooks Range USGS Maps 1:250 000 2100 20 linktext
16Sovereign Mountain 2696 USA(Alaska) Talkeetna Mountains USGS Maps 1:250 000 1796 20 linktext
17Barbeau Peak 2616 Ellesmere Island Nunavut (Canada) Canadian Arctic --- 2616 20 linktext
18Mount Mitchell 2037 USA Appalachian Mountains Diercke Weltatlas 1856 20 linktext
NorthAmerica SouthAmerica Oceania
1Cerro Aconcagua 6960 Argentina Andes, Mendoza Aconcagua 1:50 000, American Alpine Club 6930 10 linktext
2Pico Cristobal Colón 5776 Colombia Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Peru, Colombia, Venezuela 1:5000000 Bartholomew 5585 20 linktext
3Ritacuba Blanco (Sierra Nevada del Cocuy 5410 Colombia Cordillera Oriental, Colombia Peru, Colombia, Venezuela 1:5000000 Bartholomew 3645 20 linktext
4Nevado del Huila 5364 Colombia Cordillera Central, Colombia Peru, Colombia, Venezuela 1:5000000 Bartholomew 2650 20 linktext
5Pico Bolívar 4981 Venezuela Cordillera de Mérida Diercke Weltatlas 3957 20 linktext
6Tajumulco 4220 Guatemala Central America Diercke Weltatlas 3980 20 linktext
7Pico Duarte 3175 Dominican Republic Caribbean Islands Diercke Weltatlas 3175 20 linktext
8Pico da Neblina 2994 Brasil, Venezuela Neblina Peru, Colombia, Venezuela 1:5000000 Bartholomew 2886 20 linktext
9Auyan-Tepui 2953 Venezuela Pakaraima Peru, Colombia, Venezuela 1:5000000 Bartholomew N/A 20 linktext
SouthAmerica Oceania Antarctica
1Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) 4884 Indonesia New Guinea Diercke Weltatlas 4884 15 linktext
2Mauna Kea 4205 USA Hawaii USGS Maps 1:250 000 4205 20 linktext
3Aoraki (Mount Cook) 3764 New Zealand Southern Alps (New Zealand) New Zealand Map Guide 1:1750000 3764 20 linktext
4Mount Ruapehu 2797 New Zealand Northern Alps (New Zealand) New Zealand Map Guide 1:1750000 2797 20 linktext
5Mount Kosciuszko 2228 Australia Snowy Mountains/Great Dividing Range Diercke Weltatlas 2228 21 linktext
Oceania Antarctica
1Mount Vinson 4897 Antarctica Ellsworth Mountains Diercke Weltatlas 4897 15 linktext
2Mount Jackson 3184 Antarctica Palmerland Diercke Weltatlas 2187 20 linktext

Compiled by Hartmut Bielefeldt 2002-2016.
Principal sources:
[1] Jill Neate: "High Asia, an illustrated history of the 7,000 metre peaks", The Mountaineers, Seattle, 1989
[2] Ekkehard Radehose: "Traumberge Amerikas", Bergverlag Rother 1996, ISBN 3-7633-3006-2
[3] Hermann Kiendler: "Die Anden: Vom Chimborazo zum Marmolejo - alle 6000er auf einen Blick", Panico Alpinverlag 2007, ISBN 978-3-936740-36-3
[4] www.peaklist.org
[5] www.peakbagger.com
and the maps mentioned above.

Further explanations:

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