Peakbagging Page for Carlos Ross
Personal Climb Logs
The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Carlos Ross's peakbagging activity.
- Ascent List: List of Carlos Ross'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 Carlos Ross 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.
- Progressive Peak List: Time-ordered progressive lists for eight different metrics.
- Peak Pairs, First Ascents, and Unique Peaks: Peaks and peak pairs that no other registered site users have climbed, plus first ascents.
- Master Peak Map: Interactive worldwide map showing all peaks climbed, color-coded by elevation or prominence.
Reports showing a climber's buddies and other climbers. Click for More Info
Lists personally created by Carlos Ross. (Search for Lists from other climbers).
- Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by Carlos Ross. Includes Query Lists created using the Query Tool, and "Pick-and-Choose" Lists created by selecting individual peaks.
- Search for Lists: Search across all lists hosted on the site, both "main" lists and those created by all climbers.
- 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.
User Created Content
US County High Point Links
Carlos Ross has self-identified as interested in climbing to the high points of counties in the United States.
They call this the Hill Country, so let's find some hills to climb!
Where I come from, nature is feared rather than respected, and land is just a commodity. My grandpa here in the States taught me there was more to nature and the land than that, first through birding and camping.
I started hiking as part of a weight-loss journey in college; while I've always been more of a geography buff and a birder than anything else, I've gotten in a few decent summits through the years, and it's kept me from ever reverting back to the socially-isolated and physically-impaired "indoor person" I once was.
A few personal peak-bagging rules:
No trespassing. No fence-hopping. CALA (closely-as-legally-possible) is kosher so long as you're within a reasonable distance (less than 100m horizontal, less than 2m vertical), otherwise tag as unsuccessful and be honest about it. If it doesn't look like my cup of tea (challenge level, access issues, etc), ignore it, and leave it for someone else. Even urban summits might hide interesting geology or history -- maybe that "junk bump" is the remnant of a salt dome oil strike. Sometimes, it's more than just about the numbers. Look for the story. Be kind to yourself and those around you. Assume best intentions but recognize safety risks.
Rules may be bent *if* there are mitigating circumstances, but remember that it's better to walk away and peakbag another day than risk incarceration or firearms discharge, especially when you're a person of color in the American South.
You shouldn't have to notch fourteeners and ultras to be a peak-bagger, especially if you live in the lowlands. Play your own game. Have fun. Be cool. Do what you can to raise awareness of the outdoors and nature and everything this world has to offer.
Peakbagging needs ambassadors, not gatekeepers.
Fluent: English, Japanese, Spanish
Learning: French, German, Portuguese
Residual: Chinese (Mandarin), Tagalog
BA Asian Languages (Japanese) - Arizona State University '08
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