Peakbagging Page for Dennis Stewart

Personal Climb Logs

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Personal Lists

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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.

User Created Content

US County High Point Links

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



I became interested in climbing during my college years when I joined my parents on a vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park. I had been to the Appalachian Mountains several times, but they were no comparison to the rugged Rockies and I fell in love with them. My interest in climbing grew and I even ran a touring service during the summers for 10 years that gave high school students the chance to experience nontechicial mountain climbing in Colorado. In the late 1980's, I became interested in locating and reaching the highest point in each state. I was the 33rd individual to climb all 48 contiguous state highpoints. The Highpointer's Club organized during this time and I was close to becoming a charter member. With my firsthand knowledge of the lower 48 state high points, I developed a plan to climb all of them again for speed. At midnight on July 1, 1991, I took my first step from the summit of Mount Rainier along with fellow climbers, Pete Allard, Jim Grace, Shaun Lacher and David Sandway, to set a world record for climbing all 48 contiguous state high points in the shortest time. Late in the morning on July 31, 1991, our team reached the summit of Gannett Peak completing our quest and attaining status in Guinness Book of World Records. Our time was 30 days, 10 hours, 52 minutes. Since this time the speed record has been broken significantly, but it has been accomplished using more than one vehicle and resupplying with "fresh" nonclimbing drivers or using drivers that were nonclimbers. Our team used the same vehicle the entire month and all drivers were climbing members of the team. We did not pickup any individuals along the way to help with the enormous task of driving 15,000 miles in one month and climbing in 48 different states. The very next year I climbed my first continential high point when I reached the summit of Mount Elbrus with a group from the Kansas City Climbing Club. Within a month of my retirement from a 30 year career as a public education biology teacher in 2000, I summited Mount McKinley (Denali) and finally Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii, to complete my 50 state high point pursuit. I was the 100th person to climb all 50 state high points. Most recently, I finished my third ascent of the highest point in Montana, Granite Peak. This completed my goal of being the first person to climb the highest point in each of the 48 contiguous state high points three times. Despite my long list of successful ascents, I don't really consider myself a "mountain climber." As this website is titled, I consider myself a "Peakbagger." My primary goal is to climb as many highpoints as I can as I work on completing as many climbing lists as I can. My joy is reaching the top of a summit without regard to my method of ascent, as long as I didn't land on it with a helicopter or drive up on an ATV across alpine tundra with no roads. I prefer to reach summits by the path of least resistance and measure my progress in miles on a trail and not inches on the side of a technical cliff, so I have more time to reach more summits. I have many more climbing goals left, but unfortunately, more than I can possibly complete with the life I have left. I have migrated toward county high points, but I do not find searching for a "molehill" within the highest contour line of an unnamed hill to be a pleasant way to spend my remaining time on this planet. Reaching the highest point in counties with a named high point makes much more sense to me and, of course, is far more realistic. I also still plan to continue working on Colorado 14teeners. I have many of them completed and, if my health and finances allow, I might even pick up a few more continental high points. Lastly, but certainly not least, I am in the pursuit of climbing the 10 highest named high points in each state. At over 70 years old, I know I will not complete this goal before I meet my Maker, but I really enjoy working on this challenging list and I have completed over 15 states so far. Maybe I'll meet you on a mountain. I hope so! Dennis Stewart


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
U.S. State High Points50100
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points48100
Sacred Navajo Mountains4100
Utah 13,000-foot Peaks1894.7
United States State/Territory High Points5191.1
Most Prominent Peaks of the U.S. States3874.5
Colorado County High Points4773.4
EPIC List - States of the USA6972.6
Nevada Peaks Club Emblem Peaks571.4
Most Isolated Peaks of the U.S. States3364.7
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Denali20310USA-AK2000-06-23 01
Elbrus18510Russia1992-08-09 01
Bonete16575Argentina2012-02-20 01
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA1989-07-27 01
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO1988-07-10 01
Mount Massive14421USA-CO1995-07-15 01
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA1990-07-07 01
Blanca Peak14345USA-CO2018-07-31 01
La Plata Peak14336USA-CO2018-07-25 01
Mount Massive - Northwest Peak14320USA-CO1995-07-15 01
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Denali20146USA-AK2000-06-23 01
Elbrus15554Russia1992-08-09 01
Mauna Kea13796USA-HI2000-07-28 01
Mount Rainier13246USA-WA1990-07-07 01
Fuji-san12388Japan2014-09-12 01
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA1989-07-27 01
Mount Shasta9762USA-CA1986-08-12 01
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO1988-07-10 01
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV2022-07-30 01
Mount Adams8116USA-WA1998-07-08 01
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 205  (Rank #415/21774)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 70  (Rank #106/21369)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 351  (Rank #371/21035)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 1320  (Rank #200/25233)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 961  (Rank #214/25137)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 589  (Rank #202/23864)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 373  (Rank #361/24119)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Vertical Gain: 4,330 ft  (Rank #4177/6312)Sum of all vertical gain hiked
Distance:  mi  (Rank #4876/25233)Sum of all distance hiked
Trip Reports: 971  (Rank #36/10324)Count of posted trip reports
Days with Ascents: 176  (Rank #374/23281)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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