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Unique Peaks and Peak Pairs for Dick Ellsworth

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

Highest Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two highest peaks where only Dick Ellsworth has climbed both.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Mount Humphreys13986USA-CA1972-072563


Most Prominent Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most prominent peaks where only Dick Ellsworth has climbed both.

PeakProm-ftLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver1982-1218491
Mount Hayes11482USA-AK1978-04-1513832


Most Isolated Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most isolated peaks where only Dick Ellsworth has climbed both.

PeakIso-miLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Mauna Kea2452.5USA-HI2001-03-1813796
Mount Hayes125.52USA-AK1978-04-1513832


All Peaks Climbed only by Dick Ellsworth

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

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Sheep Mountain6223USA-AK1977 7323
Old Snowy9700USA-AK1978 11300
Peak 96009600USA-AK1979 21000
Princess Peak6585USA-AK1982-07985
Mount Ogilvie7867USA/Canada1983-021172
The Snow Towers7100USA-AK19842600
Termination Peak6000USA-AK19852600
North Triple Peak8400USA-AK1986-061011



  • 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 calim 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 insingnificant 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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