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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:14 pm

I recently noticed that one of my favorite list pages was in the adoption folder. 100 Highest Peaks in North America. The original owner Fletch did a wonderful job putting the list together but I thought I could improve it by removing the Central America and Hawaii peaks. To my pleasant surprise this made room at the bottom for a couple of other peaks which included Mount Robson and Mount Moffit.

I also thought the page would be more attractive if it included a few pictures and also a thumbnail image for each mountain on the list. Whenever possible I used photos from SP and included links to the selected image but otherwise I used outside sources for photographs. For the most part I had trouble with the St. Elias Range mountains as they are greatly underrepresented here on SP and there are very few pictures available. There were two peaks, Walsh and Strickland, for which I could not find an image anywhere on the internet. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me where to find those photos.

To my best knowledge, this list has never been completed by any climber. But it is likely that Gerry Roach came the closest, somewhere in the neighborhood of 70%. My personal count is 9% complete with one failed attempt on Iztaccihuatl. Since there is no forum section strictly for North America, I will post this thread in a couple different places.

Here's a small sampling of some of the nicer peaks on the list:

Popocatepetl #5
Fairweather #17
Hunter #21
Whitney #23
North Palisade #40

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Gannett #61
Grand Teton #64
Waddington #85
Robson #99

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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:10 pm

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Here is a new page in the Olympics: Mount Worthington (6938 feet)
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:08 pm

West Peak (left) - East Peak (right)
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Did a complete renovation of this page in the Olympics: Buckhorn Mountain (6988 feet)
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 pm

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And between Buckhorn and Worthington we have a new page: Iron Mountain (6826 feet)
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:21 pm

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Another new mountain page: Mount Leecher
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:09 pm

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Another new mountain lookout page: First Butte
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Wed May 16, 2012 3:52 pm

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Did a complete renovation of this page which hadn't been changed since 2005: Red Mountain
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed May 16, 2012 7:12 pm

Han Peak - http://www.summitpost.org/han-peak/696880 (re-made yesterday)

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There is not a whole lot of things to say for traveling to the summit, so to make up for it I threw in plenty of eye candy. 8)
And of course as usual there is a gpx track, interactive map, and topo map for further showing the way.
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby ExcitableBoy » Wed May 16, 2012 9:56 pm

Nice work on the Red Mountain page! While a mere bump in the summer, in the winter it becomes a good training peak and an excellent ski mountaineering peak.
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby Josh Lewis » Tue May 22, 2012 6:37 pm

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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Wed May 30, 2012 8:35 pm

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Here's a new lookout peak: North Twentymile Peak
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu May 31, 2012 1:12 pm

Josh,

Nice work on the Cascadian Couloir page! Top notch work as always! While many alpinists denigrate the Cascadian Couloir as a miserable slog, it is an important page in that the route is easy to get lost on, and it is the best route to the summit of this otherwise formiddible peak for those lacking experience in technical rock climbing. It is also frequently used as a descent route.

It was my first route to the summit (trail ran it in 3 hours from the TH to summit) and I have descended it many times since. In early season it makes for a good basic snow climb and a great route to work out ice axe and crampon skills. Again, bravo on the excellent photography and maps and GPS tracks. Your pages are among the finest on SP. I promise when I am back to climbing (my doc made me promise not yet) I am going to drag you along to reclimb 'my routes' to properly document them.

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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu May 31, 2012 9:16 pm

When the Doc gives the OK, I would be more than happy to do all those routes! :D

By the way, very much appreciate what you said. 8) I have a few more pages that I gotta load up on maps, photos and route beta.
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby gimpilator » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:44 pm

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Here's a new lookout peak: Steliko Point
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Re: New Pages and Renovations In WA

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:49 am

Easton Glacier (Mount Baker) - http://www.summitpost.org/easton-glacier/155616 (re-made today) :D

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