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To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:33 pm

Given 3 wishes that you could climb ANY mountain without risk of death, but the usual possibilities of frostbite etc. that happen on the highest peaks. Which 3 peaks would you choose to climb?
My 3:
K2
Nanda Devi
El Capitan
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby fatdad » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:45 pm

Since it's hard to boil it down to just three, here are three of my either/ors:

Cerro Torre/Fitzroy
Changabang/Bhagiraithi III
Eiger (N. Face)

I have to admit that K2 is pretty tempting. I have to admit that Astroman is almost as high on my list. Never got around to it when I was younger and in shape. El Cap?...been there, done that. 8)
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:53 pm

K2 - To me the epitome of Himalayan climbing
Eiger North Face - ditto for alpine climbing
Cerro Torre - ditto for sheer badassness
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby WouterB » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:07 pm

3 new routes on K2 should get me in the history books :)
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby fatdad » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:43 pm

As soon as I hit 'submit' I remembered that the Trango Tower (Nameless or Great) could conceivably nudge into my top three.

I had always hoped to do Ama Dablam, but with all the guiding and fixed ropes that go on there, it's fallen well off my list. Mt. Huntington might be my no. 4.
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby etai101 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:57 pm

cerro torre
ushba south
nanga prabat

torre is a bit used a nice sustitue might be the traverse on the three needles near fitzroy the copp-wharton traverse.
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby TimB » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:13 pm

Eiger Nordwand
Masherbrum
Gasherbrum IV
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby Mountainjeff » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:21 pm

Eiger - North Face
Denali - By something other than the standard route, like Cassin Ridge
Mt Rainier - Liberty Ridge (I know this isn't hugely ambitious, but growing up in the PNW it has always been a goal.
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby Castlereagh » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:11 pm

Denali
St Elias
Fairweather
Waddington
Grand Teton
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:47 pm

Mountainjeff wrote:Eiger - North Face
Denali - By something other than the standard route, like Cassin Ridge
Mt Rainier - Liberty Ridge (I know this isn't hugely ambitious, but growing up in the PNW it has always been a goal.

I like this list. Its ambitous but not delsusional, like my list.:D
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby Scott » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:28 am

I've already climbed K2 and Devils Thumb, so what else is there? :wink:

Anyway, there are several peaks on my list (I keep my list realistic, but somewhat futuristic).

Fairweather
Foraker
Logan
Robson
Assiniboine

Saslaya

Ausangate
Illampu

Cameroon

Pulog
Muztag Ata
Ama Dablam
Pik Kommunizma

Of course I'm kidding myself. 1/4 of my income last year went to medical expenses and that probably won't change much in the near future. For the most part, our big climbing trips are over and we'll stick more and more local.
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby lcarreau » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:46 am

Clingmans Dome - Tennessee - 6643'

Mount Sunflower - Kansas - 4039'

Eagle Mountain - Minnesota - 2301'

Timms Hill - Wisconsin - 1951'

Driskill Mountain - Louisiana - 535'

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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby Joe White » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:50 am

Absolutely nothing against having a list like this...but for some reason it's really hard for me to think in these terms. I don't have huge aspirations for amazing mountains across the globe. Everything I want to climb is a road trip away.

One mountain/area that I would love an opportunity to visit, however, would be Mount Waddington.
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Re: To Climb ANY Mountain/Peak

Postby SKI » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:52 am

Denali via Cassin - Foraker via Infinite Spur - Hunter via Moonflower Buttress (close enough to count as one, right?)
K2. Enough said.
Lotus Flower Tower

Great Trango would be a plus too- ya know, a warm up for K2?

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