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I doubt that there are many Peakbagger members that will be impressed by my climbing resume. You see, as of April, 2017, at the age of 68, I am just starting on my hiking/climbing pursuits after many years of health problems, bad habits and simple laziness. But I am getting there. And for me, it is a quest in itself to be able to do it at all.

In 2002, I had a major heart attack. I was in a drug-induced coma for two weeks, just trying to survive. Then, I had a quadruple-bypass surgery (CABG) before being released. A year or so later I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent radiation to kill the little buggers. Then, a couple of years after that, I had to have a pacemaker/defibrulator installed. In 2014 CAT scan showed a malignant growth on one of my kidneys, which was surgically removed. In 2016, I had laparoscopic surgery to clean up the bypass grafts, and to place a stint in the fifth coronary artery. Then, in November of 2016, it was discovered that I had a badly leaking mitral valve in my heart. As I was not a good candidate for an open heart procedure, my only chance was for a new experimental procedure that could repair the mitral valve laporoscopically. However, the surgical team did not have much confidence in the success of such a procedure. Thanks to my cardiologist, who aggresively campaigned for the procedure, I came through in flying colors, and now feel better than I have in many years. It was time to get myself back into some semblance of physical condition.

I starting hiking in the foothills around Santa Fe this past January and have steadily improved my conditioning. This week, I bagged my first named peak, Picacho Peak, elevation 8577, near Santa Fe. It is near the bottom, but still is listed, in Peakery's Santa Fe Classic Peaks. It is certainly not the highest peak around, but for me it may as well have been K2.

Onward and upward!!


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Atalaya Mountain9121USA-NM2017-04-11
Picacho Peak8577USA-NM2017-04-02
Sun Mountain7955USA-NM2017-04-09
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Atalaya Mountain721USA-NM2017-04-11
Sun Mountain255USA-NM2017-04-09
Picacho Peak250USA-NM2017-04-02
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 3  (Rank #11402/15490)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 1  (Rank #12554/15257)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 1  (Rank #12746/15024)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 3  (Rank #11766/15672)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 3  (Rank #11571/15605)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
P100m Peaks: 1  (Rank #12767/15047)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Vertical Gain: 3,423 ft  (Rank #3525/4375)Sum of all vertical gain hiked
Distance: 7 mi  (Rank #3084/15672)Sum of all distance hiked
Trip Reports: 2  (Rank #4472/7051)Count of posted trip reports
Days with Ascents: 1  (Rank #11385/14581)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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