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Greg Slayden's Life List

Showing Greg Slayden's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 100, or 26%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft CountryRange (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington62886148United StatesNorthern U.S. Appalachians1975-08-05 a
2.Mount Mitchell66846089United StatesBlue Ridge Mountains1984-08-18 b
3.Puy de Sancy61845177FranceMassif Central1985-06-27 c
4.Mulhacén11,41410,791SpainAndalucian Ranges1985-07-23 a
5.Pico de Aneto11,1689226SpainPyrenees1985-07-25
6.Mount Elbert14,4339073United StatesSouthern Rocky Mountains1989-04-25 b
7.Mount Whitney14,49810,078United StatesSierra Nevada1989-06-13 a
8.Ben Nevis44094409United KingdomGreat Britain1993-06-29
9.Galdhøpiggen81007782NorwayScandinavian Mountains1993-07-17
10.Großglockner12,4617966AustriaEastern Alps1993-08-05 b
11.Monte Rosa15,2037103SwitzerlandSouthern Alps1993-08-14 a
12.Mont Blanc15,78115,410France/ItalyWestern Alps1993-08-17
13.Mount Kosciuszko73107310AustraliaSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range1993-10-17 a
14.Mauna Kea13,79613,796United StatesHawaii1993-12-04
15.Mount Rainier14,41113,210United StatesCascade Range1994-07-20 b
16.Fuji-san12,38812,388JapanHonshu1996-07-02 a
17.Yushan12,96312,963TaiwanTaiwan1996-07-08
18.Kinabalu13,43513,435MalaysiaBorneo1996-07-19
19.Denali20,31020,146United StatesAlaska Range1997-05-27
20.Barbeau Peak85838583CanadaQueen Elizabeth Islands1998-06-15 b
21.Ojos del Salado22,61512,100Argentina/ChilePuna de Atacama2011-01-08
22.Aconcagua22,84122,841ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes2011-01-20
23.Pico de Orizaba18,49116,148MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica2012-01-11
24.Kilimanjaro19,34119,308TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2016-01-02
25.Mount Kenya17,05712,549KenyaEast Central Kenya2016-01-07 b
26.Volcán Tajumulco13,84513,058GuatemalaGuatemala Ranges2017-01-23 a
 Mount Everest29,02929,029China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Pico Cristóbal Colón18,79918,173ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast 
 Mount Logan19,54117,215CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Vinson Massif16,05016,050AntarcticaEllsworth Mountains 
 Carstensz Pyramid16,02416,024IndonesiaMaoke Range 
 Elbrus18,51015,554RussiaCentral Caucasus 
 Damavand18,40615,312IranElburz 
 Nanga Parbat26,65715,118PakistanPunjab Himalaya 
 Pik Pobeda24,40613,602Kyrgyzstan/ChinaCentral Tien Shan 
 Volcán Chimborazo20,56113,524EcuadorEcuador Andes 
 K228,26113,189China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Pico Bolívar16,34212,982VenezuelaCordillera de Merida 
 Mount Fairweather15,32512,963Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains 
 Mount Stanley16,76212,963Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges 
 Kangchenjunga28,16912,867India/NepalSikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya 
 Tirich Mir25,28912,828PakistanHindu Kush 
 Gunung Kerinci12,48412,484IndonesiaSumatra 
 Mount Erebus12,43412,434AntarcticaPrince Albert-McMurdo 
 Jebel Toubkal13,67112,320MoroccoHigh Atlas 
 Mount Cook12,21812,218New ZealandSouthern Alps 
 Pico de Teide12,19812,198SpainNorth Atlantic Islands 
 Gunnbjørn Fjeld12,11812,118GreenlandGreenland 
 Gunung Semeru12,06012,060IndonesiaJava 
 Gongga Shan24,79011,949ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Mount Ararat16,85411,847TurkeySoutheast Anatolia 
 Mount Saint Elias18,00811,184Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains 
 Pik Ismail Samani24,59011,161TajikistanPamir 
 Dhaulagiri26,79511,014NepalWestern Nepal Himalaya 
 Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb12,02810,912YemenYemen Highlands 
 Mount Waddington13,18610,758CanadaCoast Mountains 
 Nanda Devi25,64310,299IndiaGarwhal Himalaya 
 Pico Duarte10,16410,164Dominican RepublicHispaniola 
 Manaslu26,78110,144NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Volcán Popocatépetl17,7179908MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica 
 Annapurna26,5459790NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Mount Apo96929692PhilippinesMindanao 
 Emi Koussi11,3029626ChadTibesti 
 Shishapangma26,3359505ChinaCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Mount Robson12,9899249CanadaCanadian Rockies 
 Nevado Huascarán22,2059180PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Cerro Tupungato21,5399055Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Nevado del Huila17,6848694ColombiaColombian Andes 
 Pico da Bandeira95058684BrazilEast-Central Brazilian Highlands 
 Mount Kirkpatrick14,8568533AntarcticaQueen Alexandra Range 
 Paektu-san90038507North Korea/ChinaHamgyong Sanmaek 
 Pidurutalagala82818281Sri LankaSri Lanka 
 Nevado de Illimani21,1228041BoliviaBolivian Andes 
 Zard Kuh14,9218015IranNorth Central Zagros 
 Mount Isto89767876United StatesBrooks Range 
 Gebel Katherîna86257871EgyptSinai-Palestine Ranges 
 Thabana Ntlenyana11,4247841LesothoDrakensberg 
 Makalu27,8387802China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Olympus95707720GreeceGreek-Albanian Ranges 
 Gerlachovský štít87077707SlovakiaCarpathian Mountains 
 Cho Oyu26,8647690China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Monte Roraima92197671VenezuelaLa Gran Sabana 
 Tahat95417638AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert 
 Finsteraarhorn14,0227480SwitzerlandNorthern Alps 
 Blue Mountain Peak74027402JamaicaJamaica 
 Mount Foraker17,4007200United StatesAlaska Range 
 Gasherbrum I26,5097070China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Keele Peak96857060CanadaMackenzie Mountains 
 Mount Odin70317031CanadaBaffin Island 
 Moldoveanu83466722RomaniaSouthern Carpathians 
 Liushi Shan23,5146385ChinaKunlun 
 Gora Narodnaya62175814RussiaPrepolar Urals 
 Broad Peak26,4145581China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Fan Si Pan10,3085289VietnamRed-Mekong Area 
 Gasherbrum II26,3625000China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Matterhorn14,6923399Italy/SwitzerlandSouthern Alps 
 Hkakabo Razi19,2952966Myanmar/ChinaParallel Gorges Area 
 Jungfrau13,6422254SwitzerlandNorthern Alps 
 Lhotse27,9402001China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Eiger13,0251168SwitzerlandNorthern Alps 

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List Description


On April 23, 1985, I was in a boring college Sociology class lecture in the flatlands of Philadelphia. Daydreaming about being in the mountains, I started thinking about all the peaks I wanted to climb. At this point in my life, 99% of my mountain experience had been in the eastern USA, mainly hiking 4000-foot peaks in New Hampshire and driving to state high points in the Appalachians. But I was scheduled to spend the next summer in Europe, so my horizons were expanding and it seemed like a fun diversion to plot my future climbing career with an aspirational list of 100 worldwide peaks.

The list is full of misspellings, and in many cases I did not know the name of the highest peak in a range, nation, or island, so used a parenthetical place name as a placeholder. I can also see that I was pretty obsessed with 8000 meter peaks and other Central Asian giants at the time, so the list is over-represented with these. But considering I was unaware of the ideas of prominence and isolation, it does a fair job of grabbing significant peaks worldwide based on these metrics.

And, after using my limited knowledge to choose these 100 peaks, I scribbled a pledge in the margin: "Before I die, I will have been to the top of half of the mountains listed here".

I saved this paper (see below) and even though the passage of 30 years has changed my goals quite a bit, it remains a personal tick-list that has a certain historic concreteness to it. I fear that the 8000m peaks are out of reach to me at this point, sadly, but I have made some progress. When I made the list I had been to two peaks (Washington and Mitchell) and had hopes for five more the next summer (I got two). As of 2017 I have 26 (and 4 unsuccessful attempts), just over halfway to my goal of 50. And a quick check of the front runner's list shows that no one has more than 44. I guess I will have to get busy once I retire!




 


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