Parent peak

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Parent peak is a concept in topography that is used to help find the prominence of a peak.[1] The parent peak is a higher mountain that is often (but not always) nearby. It is chosen using a variety of criteria. Every peak has a parent peak except for those that are the highest points on an island or continent.[2]

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  1. Maizlish, Aaron (10 October 2003). "Section 6: Lineage Theory". Peaklist. Prominence and Orometrics: A Study of the Measurement of Mountains. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. "Glossary of Terms". Retrieved 14 November 2019.