Peakbagging Page for Michael Kelsey

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Michael Kelsey's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Michael Kelsey'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 Michael Kelsey 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

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Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Michael Kelsey.

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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.



Mike resides in New York’s Hudson Highlands where he serves as a licensed guide and kayak outfitter at AWAY Adventures ( He is a three time End-to-Ender on the Northville Placid Trail, and Adirondack 46r, Northeast 115r, and in 2011 reached the top of Africa’s tallest, Mt. Kilimanjaro. His outdoor photography and trip essays have appeared in Adirondac, Adirondack Life, Backpacker, Canoe & Kayak, Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, and Peaked Experiences: Danger, Death & Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast. He writes a monthly outdoor adventure column for Berkshire HomeStyle magazine. His photography can be viewed and purchased online at

When not on the trail, Mike is out saving the world as a Dutchess County legislator representing five municipalities, practicing family law and trusts/estates as an attorney in private practice; teaching philosophy, religion and law at Marist College; and writing weekly columns on public policy for two small newspapers ( Write him at


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Saranac Lake 616.7
Maine County Prominence Peaks6.2
Maine County High Points6.2
Northeast USA Drainage Basin High Points5.6
U.S. State Park High Points5.3
New England Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation4
Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts4
Appalachian Mountain Range4 High Points3.8
Eastern USA Peaks with 2500 feet of Prominence3.3
USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation2.6
Highest Peaks Climbed
Ampersand Mountain3314USA-NY
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Ampersand Mountain1313USA-NY


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