|50 Summit world´s most Prominent|
The summits of the mountains, has long been recognized by his elevation from the mean level of the sea.
Is currently growing, worldwide community of escaladoress, mountain enthusiasts issues, geographers, physicists and mathematicians recognize that the peaks can also be measured by its elevation on its surrounding environment, ie the surrounding terrain.
Prominent is the term used to determine the elevation of a summit, taken from its highest point relative to descend before it can re-ascend to the highest peak of certain mountain. All prominent peaks are specific and not arbitrary. This term has generated considerable discussion and theories, and may be a central concept for a better understanding of the mathematical properties of the surface.
Prominent reiterate that the term represents the elevation of a summit from the base of the surrounding terrain. The prominence is calculated as the difference in elevation between the highest summit and nearby hill that connects to a higher summit. There are several ways to define it mathematically and conceptually.
Another way to look at, is that the prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the lowest point that circulates without other highest peaks around. Is the minimum height for which it should descend from a summit over a ridge, another summit higher.
The Prominence describes the relative elevation of the summit of a mountain.
If you want to know more about this interesting project, I invite you to visit the website www.peaklist.org, created by Aaron Maizlish. This site has a very nice map of the World 50 peaks, drafted by Ken Jones.
Andy Martin was the person who showed me this map, which introduced me to this excellent idea. Other pages to visit about the challenge are:
For all this, I have decided to get involved in the challenge of climbing the 50 summits world's most prominent, of which, until the month of September 2011, I reached the top 32 of them. These are: