Col

the lowest point on a mountain ridge between two peaks

The col is a concept in topography. It is the lowest point on a mountain ridge between two peaks.[1][2]

In order to find out the prominence of a peak, a key col is used. This is highest col between the peak and its parent peak.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Glossary of Terms". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. Whittow, J.B. (1984). The Penguin dictionary of physical geography. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-051094-X.