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Talius Brute - on 23 May 2012
Talius Brute - on 23 May 2012
In reply to Talius Brute:

Actually, having just posted that I think this is a pile of cr@p, doesn't seem to have half of them on it, but maybe I'm using it wrong?
GrahamD - on 23 May 2012
In reply to Talius Brute:

Its probably crap, given the 'prominence' of Everest equals its height !
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 23 May 2012
In reply to GrahamD:

its a list of the 50 most prominent peaks, not highest, i think

and for everest does its prominence not equal its height?

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GrahamD - on 23 May 2012
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Everest is top of their list. "prominence is the vertical distance between a summit and the lowest contour line encircling it and no other peak" so it probably should be from the South Col to Summit.
Dan Arkle - on 23 May 2012
In reply to GrahamD:
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> Everest is top of their list. "" so it probably should be from the South Col to Summit.


That was poorly worded by them.
Prominence is the vertical distance between a summit the lowest contour between it and any higher peak.

no_more_scotch_eggs - on 23 May 2012
In reply to GrahamD:

What Dan said...
hamish - on 23 May 2012
In reply to Dan Arkle:

Still not equal to its height above sea level.
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 23 May 2012
In reply to hamish:

I think for the highest peak on any land mass its prominence is equal to its height above sea level
ablackett - on 23 May 2012
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:
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> I think for the highest peak on any land mass its prominence is equal to its height above sea level

Yes.
Damo on 23 May 2012

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