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Peak Pairs, First Ascents, and Unique Peaks for Monty VanderBilt

Most significant unique peak pairs by key metrics, first ascents, and all uniquely ascended peaks

Highest Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two highest peaks where only Monty VanderBilt has climbed both.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Saint Andrews Rock11560USA-WA1987-08-03120


Most Prominent Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most prominent peaks where only Monty VanderBilt has climbed both.

PeakProm-ftLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Mount Spickard4779USA-WA2014-08-068979


Most Isolated Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most isolated peaks where only Monty VanderBilt has climbed both.

PeakIso-miLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Mount Baker131.52USA-WA2010-07-2410781
Montagne Pelée50.19Martinique1992-01-034577


First Ascents by Monty VanderBilt

These peaks had Monty VanderBilt as part of the first ascent party, based on the best available research. Contact the webmaster if you would like your first ascents recorded on this site.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Appomattox Spire4460USA-WA2012-10-20500


All Peaks Climbed only by Monty VanderBilt

These peaks have their single logged ascent by Monty VanderBilt. Of course, it is entirely likely that many non-site users have also climbed these peaks.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Mount Carlo4942USA-AK1977-05-01622
Greenwood Mountain-North Peak8415USA-WA2007-07-31135
Buck Mountain-North Peak8528USA-WA2007-08-0488
Dowa Yalanne7274USA-NM2013-06-15514
Wild Snow6080USA-WA2019-09-05340



  • The first three peak pairs on this page show the superlative unique pairs for three key metrics: Elevation, Prominence, and Isolation.
  • Most hikers or climbers that log their ascents on have a number of unique peak pairs--a set of two successfully climbed peaks such that no other registed site user has also climbed both.
  • Since virtually no one can claim to have made the only ascent ever of a peak, these peak pairs are a way to claim some uniqueness--being able to say "I am the only one to ever climb both Peak A and Peak B".
  • Many of a hiker's unique peak pairs will be relatively low, minor, or otherwise insignificant peaks, and therefore climbing both may not be a particularly impressive achievement.
  • So the pairs above represent the most significant of all a climber's unique pairs--the most impressive unique pairs to use as a badge of honor.
  • Mathematically, the pairs listed above maximize the value of the secondary peak in the pair--for example, showing the pair that has the highest elevation for the pair's second-highest peak. Put another way, it shows the two highest-value peaks that only this climber has climbed.
  • The final listing shows the peaks (if any) where the hiker/climber is the only ascender with logged ascents.
  • Of course, all these listings are purely based on the logged climbs in the database, so they should not be taken as completely accurate.

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