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Peakbagging Page for Martin Ralya

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Martin Ralya's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Martin Ralya'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 Martin Ralya 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.
  • 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 Martin Ralya.

  • Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by Martin Ralya. 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.

 

I joined Peakbagger in 2013 -- the year I reconnected with the outdoors. In 2013 I lost weight, started camping with my wife and daughter, and then, after reading The Abominable and Into Thin Air, found myself thinking a lot about Everest.

I've always wanted to climb Everest, but it's obviously an unrealistic goal for me at this point in my life. (It may not always be such.) But I'm fortunate to live in Utah, a state blessed with tons of mountains I can summit without doing any technical climbing, so I set my sights on climbing Kings Peak, the highest summit in the state. I've always liked high places, from climbing every tree and rock I could manage as a kid to seeking out the best views on the rim of the Grand Canyon; I like lists; and I like challenges, all of which combine to make peakbagging appealing to me.

To get to the point where I can summit Kings Peak, I need to get in better shape, do some more hiking at higher altitudes, and do some backcountry camping. With the exception of some hiking this past summer around 9,000 feet, the last time I was in shape or did any backcountry camping was around 20 years ago. Researching closer climbs and shorter hikes led me here; I expect keeping track of my ascents will, in turn, help lead me to all sorts of fun high places.

 

Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Hawaii County Prominence Peaks20
Hawaii County High Points20
Utah-Salt Lake County 10,000-foot Peaks16.1
Utah Wilderness High Points9.7
Hawaii Island High Points above 500 feet9.1
Hawaii Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence9.1
Hawaii Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation7.7
United States Island High Points above 4000 feet4.2
Utah Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation3.8
Island CoHPs3.8
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocation
Mount Timpanogos11749USA-UT
Pfeifferhorn11326USA-UT
Mount Baldy11068USA-UT
Sugarloaf Mountain11051USA-UT
Gobblers Knob10246USA-UT
Mount Raymond10241USA-UT
Haleakala10023USA-HI
Mount Olympus9026USA-UT
Grandeur Peak8299USA-UT
West Mountain Peak7680USA-UT
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocation
Haleakala10023USA-HI
Mount Timpanogos5269USA-UT
West Mountain Peak3640USA-UT
Frary Peak2384USA-UT
Gobblers Knob1486USA-UT
Mount Raymond881USA-UT
Pfeifferhorn766USA-UT
Grandeur Peak739USA-UT
Sugarloaf Mountain531USA-UT
Mount Olympus386USA-UT

     
    



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