Going as far into the sky as you can go on foot, you'll reach the highest point, or pinnacle, of the Himalayas. A successful climb like that might also become the pinnacle, or peak, of your success.

Two synonyms for pinnacle also start with the letter "p," "peak" and "point." A pinnacle can be a physical thing, like the top of a high mountain or the antenna on the very top of a building, or it can be a high point that can’t be measured with a ruler, like an achievement or a goal. Whatever the pinnacle is, reaching it is almost always a completion of something where you have gone the highest you can go. "Acme" is a great synonym for pinnacle.

Definitions of pinnacle
  1. noun
    (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress or a tower
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    type of:
    spire, steeple
    a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
  2. noun
    a lofty peak
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    type of:
    crest, crown, peak, summit, tip, top
    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
  3. noun
    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    “...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame”
    synonyms: acme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, summit, superlative, tiptop, top, zenith
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    type of:
    degree, level, point, stage
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  4. verb
    surmount with a pinnacle
    pinnacle a pediment”
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    type of:
    be on top of
  5. verb
    raise on or as if on a pinnacle
    “He did not want to be pinnacled
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    type of:
    bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
    raise from a lower to a higher position
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