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Finisterre Range

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Isolation  150 kilometres (93 mi)
First ascent  25 June 2014
Elevation  4,150 m
Listing  Ultra-prominent peak
Location  Papua New Guinea
Easiest route  YDS class 3
Country  Papua New Guinea
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Prominence  3,709 m (12,169 ft)  Ranked 41st

Finisterre Range is a mountain range in north-eastern Papua New Guinea, at 5.8°S 146.1°E / -5.8; 146.1. The highest point 5°57′15″S 146°22′30″E, which is ranked 41st in the world by prominence, has an elevation of 4,150 m. Although the range's highpoint is not named on official maps, the name "Mount Boising" is used locally. This peak was possibly the most prominent unclimbed peak in the world until the first known ascent on 25 June 2014.

Map of Finisterre Range, Papua New Guinea

The range runs into the Saruwaged Range to the east and together they form a natural barrier between the Ramu and Markham valleys to the south and Vitiaz Strait to the north. Many rivers originate in this range, including some tributaries of the Ramu.

The Finisterre Range campaign (1943–1944) of World War II, including a series of actions known as Battle of Shaggy Ridge, saw fierce fighting between Australian and Japanese forces.

References

Finisterre Range Wikipedia


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