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Re: Most climbed mountains in the world...

Postby Bruno » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:58 pm

Fletch wrote:What are the most climbed mountains in the world (over 15,000 feet)?


Over 15,000 feet? Do you mean mountains climbed by more than 7,500 persons? And how do you account for one-legged people? :?:
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Postby lowlands » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:08 pm

As soon as I saw the title, I thought Mt. Fuji.
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Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:16 pm

I would have thought Chimborazo or one of the others in Ecuador was more climbed than Aconcagua- but actually have no idea.
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Postby nartreb » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:28 pm

Got a prominence criterion? Otherwise it's some nameless bump on the main street of La Rinoconada, Peru (5100 meters), which some large fraction of the town's 30,000 people pass over daily, or something similar in a larger, lower city - I can't find population figures for Wenzhuan, Tibet (5,019m) but I'm guessing it's larger than 30,000.
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Postby mtnjim » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:51 pm

For Ecuador, Cotopaxi gets loads more ascents than Chimborazo. Then there's Rucu Pichincha which is a 2 to 3 hour stroll from the Teleferico and is a little under 15200.
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Postby Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:51 pm

lowlands wrote:As soon as I saw the title, I thought Mt. Fuji.


Having climbed Mt. Fuji I'm sure that would be correct, if the question was not limited to mountains over 15.000 ft.
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Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:30 pm

I would have thought Kinabalu, but not quite high enough.
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Postby Deltaoperator17 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:03 am

I was told that Mt Fuji is number one and Mt Hood in Oregon is number two most climbed mountain in the world.
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Postby Lolli » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:10 am

It's 4572 meters.
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Postby barrys » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:29 am

Pico Espejo, Venezuela.

I mean in terms of mountains over 15,000 feet with the highest number of ascents it has to be up there.
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Postby billisfree » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:10 am

to Deltaoperator17

Mt Hood is not likely the 2nd most climbed mountain. People can say anything they want.
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Postby dskoon » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:43 am

Deltaoperator17 wrote:I was told that Mt Fuji is number one and Mt Hood in Oregon is number two most climbed mountain in the world.


I've heard the same thing, a number of times.
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Postby Scott » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:24 am

Pico Espejo, Venezuela.

I mean in terms of mountains over 15,000 feet with the highest number of ascents it has to be up there.


One of the most visited for sure, but the vast majority people take the cable car up. It might not be counted as “most climbed” though. Certainly one of the most popular.

I wonder how many ascents Aucanquilcha and Ollagüe have had since miners used to walk up there on a daily basis (the mines on Aucanquilcha are now closed)? To be fair though, I believe the mines were located just below the summit and both aren't as climbed near as much as in the past.

Having climbed Mt. Fuji I'm sure that would be correct


In reality, it’s really not even close though. Fuji only receives 150,000-300,000 ascents per year. Some of the Nine Sacred Mountains in China receive ascents in the millions. Summer weekends on some of them can see well over 50000 climbers in a day and holiday weekends have seen over 100,000 per day (!).

I was told that Mt Fuji is number one and Mt Hood in Oregon is number two most climbed mountain in the world.


I was told that on Hood too, but it’s definitely not true.
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