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roger wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Patrick Haskell <> wrote:
>Actually, it's the elevation difference between a peak and the low 
>point between it and the next higher peak.  By definition, 
>therefore, Everest is the most prominent, as there is no higher peak.
>
>How can it be the most prominent if it's prominence is undefined?  ;-)

An even more basic question: of what practical importance is prominence?

-marc 

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