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Really Huge List of Famous Mountains

Can you guess the names of these 101 notable mountains and hills?
Expanded version based on QM's quiz
italics - not real mountains
Quiz by Djilas
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Last updated: July 31, 2023
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Highest in the Solar System
~22000
Rheasilvia
Highest on Mars
21287
Olympus Mons
Highest in the world
8848
Mount Everest
Second highest in the world
8611
K2
Third highest in the world, thought to be the highest until the
Great Trigonometrical Survey of the 1800s
8586
Kangchenjunga
Fourth highest in the world
8516
Lhotse
Fifth highest in the world
8485
Makalu
The first of the Eight-thousanders to be climbed, tenth highest in the world
8091
Annapurna
Highest in Soviet Union / Tajikistan
7495
Ismoil Somoni Peak
The most climbed 7000 m peak with a revolutionary name
7134
Lenin Peak
Fishtail mountain in Nepal, sacred and therefore unclimbed
6993
Machapuchare
Highest in South America
6961
Aconcagua
This Andean mountain is the highest active volcano in the world
6893
Ojos del Salado
Pointy peak seen on the trek to Everest basecamp
6812
Ama Dablam
Highest in Peru, northern Andes and the tropics
6768
Huascarán
This Tibetan mountain is a pilgrimage destination of four religions
6638
Mount Kailash
Highest football match ever was played on top of this highest mountain in Bolivia
6542
Nevado Sajama
This Ecuadorian peak is the furthest from the center of the Earth
6268
Chimborazo
Highest in North America
6190
Denali
Highest in Canada, second highest in North America
5959
Mount Logan
This conspicuous Peruvian mountain was declared the most beautiful in the world in 1966
5947
Alpamayo
Highest in Africa
5895
Mount Kilimanjaro
Caucasus volcano that is the highest mountain in Europe
5642
Mount Elbrus
This volcano is the highest peak in Mexico
5636
Pico de Orizaba
Highest in Iran
5609
Damavand
Volcano visible from Mexico City, second highest in the country
5426
Popocatépetl
Second highest in Africa, gave its name to a country
5199
Mount Kenya
Turkish volcano theorized to be the landing place of Noah's ark
5137
Mount Ararat
Highest in DR Congo and Uganda, named for a famous explorer
5109
Mount Stanley
Highest in Antarctica
4892
Vinson Massif
Highest in Oceania
4884
Puncak Jaya
Highest in the Alps
4809
Mont Blanc
Highest in Kamchatka, highest active volcano in Eurasia
4754
Klyuchevskaya Sopka
Highest in Switzerland
4634
Dufourspitze
Highest in Ethiopia
4620
Ras Deshen
It is estimated that 500 people have died trying to climb this
pointy peak in the Swiss alps
4478
Matterhorn
This California peak is the highest U.S. mountain outside of Alaska
4421
Mount Whitney
Highest in Colorado
4401
Mount Elbert
Huge volcano visible from Seattle
4392
Mount Rainier
Colorado peak with a famous road race to the top
4302
Pikes Peak
Highest in Central America
4220
Volcán Tajumulco
Some people call this Hawaiian peak the world's "tallest" mountain when
measured from its base on the sea floor
4207
Mauna Kea
This shield volcano on the same island is the world's largest by volume
4169
Mauna Loa
Highest in the Atlas Mountains
4167
Toubkal
Highest in Malaysia and Borneo
4095
Mount Kinabalu
Volcano in the Gulf of Guinea, country namesake
4040
Mount Cameroon
Biggest north face in the Alps
3967
Eiger
Highest in Taiwan
3952
Yushan
Highest in Austria
3798
Grossglockner
Most active volcano in Antarctica
3794
Mount Erebus
Highest mountain and symbol of Japan
3776
Mount Fuji
Highest in New Zealand
3724
Aoraki / Mount Cook
Highest in the Canary Islands
3718
Teide
Highest in Greenland, named after the first European to have sighted the island
3694
Gunnbjørn Fjeld
A desolate mountain with an underground Dwarven city in Lord of the Rings
3500
Lonely Mountain
Highest in Iberian Peninsula, legendary burial site of Abu'l-Hasan Ali, penultimate sultan of Granada
3482
Mulhacén
Highest in Lesotho, Drakensberg and Southern Africa
3482
Thabana Ntlenyana
This volcano in DR Congo is the most active in Africa, one of Decade Volcanoes
3470
Mount Nyiragongo
Highest in South Africa
3446
Mafadi
Famous sight above a lake in the Argentinian Los Glaciares National Park
3405
Monte Fitz Roy
Very active volcano in Sicily
3326
Mount Etna
Highest in Indochina
3143
Fansipan
Granite spike in Patagonia, once thought to be the world's hardest mountain
3128
Cerro Torre
Highest point in Brazil and the Guiana Highlands
2995
Pico da Neblina
Highest in Germany
2962
Zugspitze
Home of the Greek Gods
2918
Mount Olympus
Highest in Madagascar
2876
Maromokotro
Highest in Slovenia (and Yugoslavia), national symbol in the coat of arms
2864
Triglav
The eruption of this Indonesian volcano in 1815 caused the
"Year Without a Summer"
2850
Mount Tambora
Highest in Cape Verde
2829
Pico do Fogo
This Mexican volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of a local farmer in 1943
2800
Paricutín
In summer Cable Route hike leads to this "cut-off" peak in Yosemite
2695
Half Dome
Construction of Very Large Telescope lowered this Chilean peak by 29 metres
2635
Cerro Paranal
Highest in Thailand, popular tourist destination near Chiang Mai
2565
Doi Inthanon
Volcano in Washington state that erupted in 1980
2549
Mount Saint Helens
Volcanic cone on the coast of New Zealand's North Island
2518
Mount Taranaki
Slovak national symbol, featured on euro coins
2495
Kriváň
Birthplace of Zeus
2456
Mount Ida
The largest tepui where Jimmy Angel discovered the highest waterfall in the world
2450
Auyan-Tepui
Highest in the Azores
2351
Mount Pico
Granite monolith in Yosemite National Park, popular location for rock climbers
2308
El Capitan
Highest in Hokkaido, brewery namesake
2291
Mount Asahi
Egyptian mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments
2285
Mount Sinai
Highest in mainland Australia
2228
Mount Kosciuszko
This ski resort hosted 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
2181
Mount Whistler
Mountain south of Lucerne that gave its name to aircraft manufacturer
2132
Pilatus
Highest in mainland eastern North America, in the Appalachians
2037
Mount Mitchell
Monastic republic in Greece; no entry for women
2033
Mount Athos
Volcano near Lake Taupo in New Zealand, national park namesake
1978
Mount Tongariro
The highest peak in New Hampshire, it once held the record for
highest wind speed ever recorded
1917
Mount Washington
Highest in Provence, famous climb of Tour de France
1909
Mont Ventoux
Highest in the Urals, on the border between Komi Republic and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
1894
Narodnaya / Naroda-Iz / Poen-urr
Famous climb of Giro d'Italia in Friuli
1750
Monte Zoncolan
Has the faces of four U.S. Presidents
1745
Mount Rushmore
This peak on Baffin Island is named for a Norse God and has the world's largest vertical drop
1675
Mount Thor
Icelandic volcano causing massive disruption of European air traffic in 2010
1651
Eyjafjallajökull
Highest in the southern Urals/Bashkortostan, claimed to host a large underground bunker
1640
Yamantau
Where the One Ring was forged by Sauron
~1500
Mount Doom
Since 12th century this Icelandic volcano was known as the Gateway to Hell
1488
Hekla
Philippines volcano that erupted in 1991, briefly lowering global temperatures
1486
Mount Pinatubo
The most famous volcano in central France with a Roman temple
1464
Puy de Dôme
In 1902 this volcano in Martinique caused the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century and gave the name to a type of eruption
1397
Mount Pelée
Highest in the U.K.
1345
Ben Nevis
Volcano that destroyed Pompeii
1281
Mount Vesuvius
Hawaiian volcano erupting continuously since 1983
1247
Kīlauea
Highest in Wales
1085
Yr Wyddfa
Flat-topped mountain overlooking Cape Town
1085
Table Mountain
In 1912 the largest volcanic eruption of 20th century created this unremarkable lava dome and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes on the Alaska Peninsula
841
Novarupta
The 1883 eruption of this volcano could be heard over 3000 miles away
813
Krakatoa
The Dome of the Rock can be found on this hill in Jerusalem
740
Temple Mount
The site of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Christian tradition
575
Mount Tabor
Highest peak in Antigua was named after a US president between 2009 and 2016
402
Boggy Peak / Mount Obama
The iconic mountain of Rio de Janeiro
396
Sugarloaf Mountain
The city of Montreal takes its name from this "mountain" - more of a hill, really
233
Mount Royal
U2 made a song about this contentious Auckland hill
182
One Tree Hill
Canada is ruled from this hill in Ottawa
79
Parliament Hill
Not one of Rome's Seven Hills, country namesake
76
Vatican Hill
Italian president's HQ
51
Quirinal Hill
A famous battle was named after this hill in Boston
34
Bunker Hill
Roller coaster attraction in Disney Parks
27
Space Mountain
Name or nickname of several mountain pairs, and a TV series
various
Twin Peaks
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2018
Thank you for accepting Kibo!
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2018
66/101
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Level 82
Dec 31, 2018
It's shorter to type ;)
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2021
Great quiz! I'm happy to see you included Machapuchre here, it is by far the most stunning/beautiful mountain I have ever seen.
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2021
thank you for this quiz!! some new and very interesting info for this mountain lover here :)
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Level 75
Aug 3, 2023
This is a great quiz! A really fun variety of peaks.

But please, give a little more leeway with spelling. Koscuizco, for example, is usually accepted. Eyjafjallajokull could also use some grace- I spelled it without the first "J".

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Level 61
Oct 17, 2023
Can Zirakzigil be accepted for Lonely Mountain? The dwarves have a habit of living under desolate mountains and I mistyped lonely which left me very confused.