Peakbagging Page for Ken Jones

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Ken Jones's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Ken Jones'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 Ken Jones 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.

Social Networking

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

Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Ken Jones.

  • Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by Ken Jones. 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

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

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The Jones family on the windy summit of Cerro Chirripo (2006-12-24). Photo by Ken Jones.
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I've been bagging peaks of various sorts since I was 16. I started with the L.A. Sierra Club's Hundred Peaks Section, Sierra Peaks Section, and Desert Peaks Section (completing the first of those lists in 1997; I'll probably never finish the other two although I still hit a new DPS peak every once in a while). I moved on to Mazamas lists when I moved to Oregon. I tackled the state highpoints next, completing in 1994. I independently started drawing up lists of county highpoints after that; thank goodness I found out that others were already doing much of that map work!

I'm now based in the Seattle area. My current interests include prominent peaks (especially those with 2000' or more of prominence in the US and Ultra prominences around the world), some county highpoints, and some of the Mountaineers' peak lists. I'm more of a scrambler than a climber, though I've gotten myself up a few of the more difficult peaks when I "needed" to.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Idaho Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence100
Oregon Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence100
New England CoHPs100
California County High Points100
U.S. State High Points100
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points100
Idaho County High Points100
Oregon County High Points100
New Mexico County High Points100
Utah County High Points100
Highest Priority Lists
USA 48 States 2000 ft Prominence Peaks1
World 1500 m (4921 ft) Prominence Peaks3
World 600 m (1969 ft) Prominence Peaks8
Mountaineers 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier N.P.13
Mountaineers Seattle Clubhouse Peaks23
Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section25
Mountaineers Tahoma Peaks35
Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section42
Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section64
U.S. National Forest High Points99
Highest Peaks Climbed
Ojos del Salado22615Argentina/Chile
Volcán Cotopaxi19347Ecuador
Volcán Cayambe18996Ecuador
Pico de Orizaba18491Mexico-Pue/Ver
Ritacuba Blanco17749Colombia
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver
Mont Blanc15410France/Italy
Mauna Kea13796USA-HI
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA
Ras Dashen13114Ethiopia


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