Peaks

 

53

 

 

Pursuers

 

1024

 

 

Finishers

 

0

 

 

Head up and off the beaten path in every US National Park! Includes the highest points in the 57 US National Parks, a lifetime challenge in incredibly diverse, world-class environments. (Note: doesn't include National Parks in US territories).

 

Highest peak

Denali

20,310 ft / 6,190 m

Most prominent peak

Denali

20,146 ft / 6,140 m

Most summited peak

Mount Whitney

452 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Whitney

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 4 peaks

Class 3/4 1 peak

Class 5+ 2 peaks

Top climbing months

August   20%

July   19%

June   12%

"Did the peak as the first stop of an overall backpacking trip in Lassen. It's a short enough trail that you can hit the peak early morning and then explore the park more (or hit more peaks if desired). There was a little bit of snow late June, but didn't require crampons...hiking boots worked just fine. Just take it slow as it is slippery." - Lassen Peak, colleenmarie512, Jun 29, 2018
"Second ascent of Mount Rainier within the last year. Susie was turned back before the summit last year, so we came back to finish the job! Amber, Susie, Erica and I drove up from Vegas and ascended the DC route unguided. The GPS batteries died somewhere on the way up & I didn't notice until we were headed down out of the crater, so the track isn't quite complete. We hiked up in clouds, rain and snow on Tuesday morning, then hiked back down to Paradise through much of the same on Wednesday after summitting. At least we had nice (but cold) weather during our summit bid!" - Mount Rainier, Kevin, Jun 27, 2018
"I did an early morning time trial on my way back from Arizona while my wife and son stayed at the hotel in Van Horn. I was motivated to get done so I could make it back in time to get breakfast at the hotel. I jogged much of the way down, but stopped every now and then to take in the views. I'm hoping this isn't the case, but this may have been my last trip to the Guadalupe Mountains, at least for a long time. We'll see, but it was definitely worth the lack of sleep to come back and do Guadalupe again. " - Guadalupe Peak, ZachTeich, Jun 4, 2018
"My mountain-climbing tour was winding down and I wanted to finish it with a bang. I was planning on day-hiking Olancha Peak, but on a lark I dropped into the Ranger Station outside Lone Pine to see if there were any Whitney permits left. It was Memorial Day, so surely there wouldn't be any...wait, what's that? There are over 30 no-show permits available? Did I want one? Uhh...I guess I'm snow-climbing Whitney tomorrow! I started at the portal at 3:05a. I was pretty well acclimatized and made good progress up the Main Trail, arriving at Trail Camp just in time for the sunrise. At that time, " - Mount Whitney, klotito, May 28, 2018
"I climbed Lassen 2 days after Shasta, being in the region and still having a strong appetite for snow climbing. I had intended to climb the NE face, but after seeing what appeared to be some recent wet slides in the gullies I chickened out and climb the more mellow, but still totally awesome North Ridge. It had rained the night before and the snow didn't completely re-freeze overnight, so it was a little slushy but firm enough to allow me up to the crater rim. I had no beta on this route, so I was pleased to find that the traverse from the north to the higher south summit was class 2. I finish" - Lassen Peak, klotito, May 24, 2018