Peakbagging Page for James Powell

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of James Powell's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of James Powell's hikes, climbs, summits, and attempts.
  • Peak List: List of distinct summits attained, with peak statistics. Includes a peak's "Personal Isolation".
  • List of Lists: Peakbagging Lists that James Powell is pursuing, showing progress for each list by number and percent of peaks climbed.
  • Trip Report Index: Same as the main climb list, but only showing climbs with trip reports and/or GPS Tracks.
  • Unsuccessful Ascent List: A badge of honor for real climbers--lessons learned when turning back.
  • Multiple Ascents List: A listing of all peaks climbed more than once.
  • Progressive Peak List: Time-ordered progressive lists for eight different metrics.
  • Master Peak Map: Interactive worldwide map showing all peaks climbed, color-coded by elevation or prominence.

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Personal Lists

Lists personally created by James Powell.

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Time-Period Summary Reports

These reports show number of peaks climbed, highest point reached, and other statistics grouped by year or month.



Fellow Emeritus, The Explorers Club. Member, The American Alpine Club, the Adventurers Club of Chicago, the Islamic Near East Section of the American Oriental Society, and the Maria Montez Fan Club International. Four times awarded the Flag of The Explorers Club to carry on expedition. One of the six featured speakers at the 2002 Centennial Celebration of the American Alpine Club. Seven favorite climbs to date: Mt. Rainier in Washington; Orizaba, Popocatepetl, and Ixtaccihuatl in Mexico; and Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and the Monch in Switzerland. Like to bag peaks over 14,000 feet, wherever they may be. Currently working with the American Alpine Club to promote joint Iranian/American "peace climbs", both here and in Iran: the subject of my lecture at the AAC Centennial Celebration.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks50
Hawaii Wilderness High Points50
Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts40
Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin40
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks39.6
Colorado Mountain Club Fourteeners38.9
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks37.5
Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin33.3
Peaks with Most Page Views on Site32
Triple Crown CoHPs30
Highest Peaks Climbed
Pico de Orizaba18491Mexico-Pue/Ver
Volcán Popocatépetl17717Mexico-Mex/Mor/Pue
Volcán Iztaccíhuatl17126Mexico-Pue/Mex
Nevado de Toluca15354Mexico-Mex
Monte Rosa15203Switz
Mount Whitney14495USA-CA
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO
Mount Massive14421USA-CO
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver
Mauna Kea13796USA-HI
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA
Mount Whitney10075USA-CA
Volcán Popocatépetl9909Mexico-Mex/Mor/Pue
Mount Shasta9762USA-CA
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO
Corno Grande8124Italy
Mount Adams8116USA-WA


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