Peakbagging Page for William Musser

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of William Musser's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of William Musser'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 William Musser 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.
  • NEW! 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.

Social Networking

Reports showing a climber's buddies and other climbers. Click for More Info

Personal Lists

Lists personally created by William Musser.

  • Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by William Musser. Includes Query Lists created using the Query Tool, and "Pick-and-Choose" Lists created by selecting individual peaks.
  • Wish List: A list of unclimbed peaks that are high-priority and/or have immediate climbing plans.

Time-Period Summary Reports

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

US County High Point Links

William Musser has self-identified as interested in climbing to the high points of counties in the United States.

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After successful summit, preparing to descend through the gate as the morning sun reflects the peak of the volcano above onto the clouds below (2011-06-09). Photo by William Musser.
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From the summit of Monte Jayuya there is a nice view of the tallest mountain in Puerto Rico, Cerro de Punta (foreground) (2010-12-05). Photo by William Musser.
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The pinnacle formation just before the summit of Kings Peak makes for nice views and photos (2011-08-11). Photo by William Musser.
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The summit rocks of Mount Harvard, Colorado (2009-07-27). Photo by William Musser.
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A 300-foot rappel while canyoneering in the Escalante country of Utah (2007-05-24). Photo by William Musser.
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Scramblers carefully make their way along an exposed ridge near the summit of Static Peak, Wyoming (2005-09-04). Photo by William Musser.
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"Peakbagging" is distinguished from "highpointing" in that the targets are peaks with lists requiring targets to pass some threshold of prominence. In highpointing, the goal is to reach the highest point in some geographic area (e.g., county, state, etc.). I usually avoid CHPs having multiple candidates in favor of destinations maximizing exercise. These two activities overlap as exemplified in state highpointing where the list contains both technical peakbagging activities such as Rainier and Denali as well as standing in the middle of a farmer's cornfield as equivalent achievements!

Peakbagging, is my passion, thus my use of this website. I am secondarily interested in State Highpointing which morphs one into County HPing. There are web sites dedicated to CHPing with set standards to benchmark achievements. I usually only attempt CHPs with a "peakbagging" feel. I count only gain earned on foot. Yearning for mountains but residing in FL makes nearly any peak worthy for me to climb, so I rate "climbs" higher than most. My family humors me by accompanying me peakbagging often, which I am most grateful.

This site allows you to develop your own personal goals and lists; and bag peaks in whatever manner you enjoy the outdoors. Run, walk, bike, crawl to the top; just bag a peak your own way without worrying about other's preferred habits. Enjoy the addiction of a healthy and fulfilling outdoor hobby!

Thanks to all that has make this site possible.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
William Musser's Life List100
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks100
Maine County High Points87.5
WDM - Aburn to Atlanta75
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points68.8
Maine County Prominence Peaks68.8
U.S. State High Points68
Florida County High Points67.2
Delaware County High Points66.7
United States State/Territory High Points66.1
Highest Priority Lists
14ers over 2k prom USA-Contig2
Maine - 2,000 foot Prom Peaks3
Sacred Navajo Mountains4
Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs4
Closest PROM peaks 250' to HOME5
WDM-ME-Baxter SP Mountains5
Southeastern Prominence Jewels5
Moosehead Lake Region Top 1005
Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts5
Fifty Highest CoHPs in Lower 485
Peaks with Most Page Views on Site7
USA 48 States 2000 ft Prominence Peaks7
World Island High Points8
WDM-PR Peakbagging9
Famous Peaks that are not High Points11
South Carolina 3000-Foot Peaks13
Peaks with Most Ascents Using a Rope14
Most Ascended Peaks18
Highest Peaks Climbed
Mount Whitney14495USA-CA
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO
Mount Harvard14420USA-CO
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
Blanca Peak14345USA-CO
Blanca Peak-Northeast Slope14320USA-CO
Grays Peak14270USA-CO
Torreys Peak14267USA-CO
Mount Evans14264USA-CO
Longs Peak14255USA-CO
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Mauna Kea13796USA-HI
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA
Pico Duarte10164Dom Rep
Mount Whitney10075USA-CA
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO
Mount Hood7706USA-OR
Mauna Loa7079USA-HI
Gannett Peak7076USA-WY
Kings Peak6348USA-UT
Mount Washington6148USA-NH


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