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Personal Altitude Records

Below are simple tables outlining my personal altitude records for each month. These tables are for informational and message board purposes.

Personal Altitude Records for Colorado

I moved to Colorado in May 2001.  I have climbed "14ers" in every month in Colorado and have done a a lot of climbing there year round.   I have done more winter mountaineering here than any other state.  Someday I hope to climb Mount Elbert (the highest mountain in Coloado) all twelve months of the year.

MONTH FEET METERS PEAK DATE RANGE
JAN 14,205 4330 Mount Princeton 1/30/2010 Sawatch
FEB 14,343 4372 La Plata Peak 2/10/2007 Sawatch
MAR 14,440 4401 Mount Elbert 3/9/2014 Sawatch
APR 14,269 4349 Castle Peak 4/16/2006 Elk
MAY 14,202 4327 Mount Yale 5/30/2015 Sawatch
JUN 14,428 4398 Mount Massive 6/22/2013 Sawatch
JUL 14,291 4356 Mount Lincoln 7/4/2009 Mosquito
AUG 14,162 4317 Maroon Peak 8/4/2012 Elk
SEP 14,349 4374 Blanca Peak 9/6/2020 Sangre de Cristo
OCT 14,314 4363 Uncompahgre Peak 10/6/2018 San Juan
NOV 14,440 4401 Mount Elbert 11/29/2003 Sawatch
DEC 14,073 4290 Missouri Mountain 12/6/2008 Sawatch

Personal Altitude Records for Utah

I have climbed more summits in Utah than any other state and I have climbed a lot of mountains year round in Utah. In Utah, my records aren't as high as those in Colorado, even taking in consideration the difference in peak elevations between the two states.  In winter and spring especially, most of the highest peaks in Utah area much less accessible than the peaks in Colorado.  I lived in Utah most of the time between 1977 and 2001 (with brief stints in Wyoming and Missouri), but didn't start winter climbing on a really regular basis until 1997.  Now that I moved closer to Utah (Grand Junction Colorado), I'll be working on more off season ascents, especially in the La Sal Mountains.

MONTH FEET METERS PEAK DATE RANGE
JAN 10,315 3144 Preston Peak 1/29/2000 Wasatch
FEB 11,330 3453 Twin Peaks 2/20/1999 Wasatch
MAR 11,877 3620 Mount Nebo 3/22/1998 Wasatch
APR 10,992 3350 Hidden Peak 4/24/1993 Wasatch
MAY 12,721 3878 Mount Peale 5/16/2021 La Sal
JUN 12,625 3848 N. Allsop Peak 6/29/1990 Uinta
JUL 13,534 4125 Kings Peak 7/4/1987 Uinta
AUG 12,540 3822 Spread Eagle Peak 8/13/2000 Uinta
SEP 13,165 4013 Tokewanna Peak 9/3/2000 Uinta
OCT 12,074 3680 Mount Untermann 10/6/2012 Uinta
NOV 11,031 3362 Deseret Peak 11/25/2000 Stansbury
DEC 12,168 3708 Flat Top Mountain 12/31/2000 Uinta

Personal Altitude Records for Wyoming

I have climbed, hiked, or snowshoed in at least 10 months in Wyoming.  Many of the elevation records aren't that impressive since I have done few of the highest peaks in the off season in Wyoming.

MONTH FEET METERS PEAK DATE RANGE
JAN 7180 2188 Bradley Lake Ridge 1/24/2015 Teton
FEB          
MAR          
APR 8025 2446 Horse Mountain 4/14/2018 Sierra Madre
MAY 7929 2417 Cow Creek Butte 5/14/2020 Rendal
JUN 9863 3006 Quartzite Peak 6/9/2018 Sierra Madre
JUL 12,482 3805 Mitchell Peak 7/2/1989 Wind River
AUG 12,013 3662 Medicine Bow Peak 8/9/2008 Snowy 
SEP 13,167 4013 Cloud Peak 9/4/2011 Bighorn
OCT 12,013 3662 Medicine Bow Peak 10/18/2015 Snowy
NOV 11,200 3414 South Teton 11/12/2001 Teton
DEC 6930 2112 The Bluffs  12/2/2017 Bluffs

Personal Altitude Records for Arizona

I have hiked or climbed in at least eleven months in Arizona.  Usually when I go to Arizona I have headed for the canyons and desert, so most of the altitude records are pretty low here in comparison to the highest peaks.

MONTH FEET METERS PEAK/LOCATION DATE RANGE/AREA
JAN 4080 1244 Soap Creek 1/17/2021 Marble Canyon
FEB 6620 2018 Windy Point 2/6/2021 Mount Lemmon
MAR 6209 1896 White House Trail 3/20/2009 Canyon de Chelly
APR 6380 1945 Rainbow Bridge Trail 4/10/2009 Navajo Reservation 
MAY 4400 1341 Adams Trail/Paria 5/27/1989 Paria Canyon
JUN 6500 1981 West Fork Oak Creek 6/5/2021 Mogollon Rim
JUL          
AUG 7286 2221 Betatakin Trail 8/9/2007 Shonto Plateau
SEP 11420 3481 Mount Baldy 9/15/2020 White Mountains
OCT 8230 2509 North Kaibab Trail 10/10/1984 Kaibab Plateau
NOV 7440 2268 Grandview Trail 11/26/2006 South Rim
DEC 6840 2085 Bright Angel Trail 12/24/2007 South Rim

Personal Altitude Records for United States

Most personal altitude records for the United States were set in Colorado, but July and August belong to California.  In the United States, only Alaska has higher mountains than California, but the mountains I have climbed in Alaska weren't among the highest in that state.

MONTH FEET METERS PEAK DATE STATE
JAN 14,205 4330 Mount Princeton 1/30/2010 Colorado
FEB 14,343 4372 La Plata Peak 2/10/2007 Colorado
MAR 14,440 4401 Mount Elbert 3/9/2014 Colorado
APR 14,269 4349 Castle Peak 4/16/2006 Colorado
MAY 14,202 4327 Mount Yale 5/30/2015 Colorado
JUN 14,428 4398 Mount Massive 6/22/2013 Colorado
JUL 14,508 4422 Mount Whitney 7/3/2015 California
AUG 14,179 4322 Mount Shasta 8/14/2010 California
SEP 14,345 4374 Blanca Peak 9/6/2020 Colorado
OCT 14,314 4363 Uncompahgre 10/6/2018 Colorado
NOV 14,440 4401 Mount Elbert 11/29/2003 Colorado
DEC 14,073 4290 Missouri Mountain 12/6/2008 Colorado

Personal Altitude Records for All Locations

Two of my monthly personal altitude records belong to Colorado and one to California.  Peru has the most records with five out of twelve months being recorded there.  Ecuador, Mexico, Russia, and Nepal have one monthly record each.  I used to have the goal of climbing 8000 meter peaks, but I don't think I have what it takes anymore.

MONTH FEET METERS PEAK DATE LOCATION
JAN 20,561 6267 Chimborazo 1/17/2007 Ecuador
FEB 15,433 4704 Nevado Toluca 2/11/2019 Mexico
MAR 18,504 5640 Pichu Pichu 3/28/2014 Peru
APR 19,200 5850 Hualca Hualca* 4/4/2014 Peru
MAY 14,202 4327 Mount Yale 5/30/2015 Colorado
JUN 16,644 5073 Pucaccacca 6/29/2017 Peru
JUL 17,034 5192 Santa Rosa 7/1/2017 Peru
AUG 14,179 4322 Mount Shasta 8/14/2010 California
SEP 17,800 5426 Elbrus* 9/19/2003 Russia
OCT 14,314 4363 Uncompahgre Peak 10/6/2018 Colorado
NOV 17,400** 5304 Cerani* 11/18/2007 Peru
DEC 18,514 5644.5 Kala Pattar North 12/24/2012 Nepal

*Highest elevation climbed to. There are higher points on the mountain.

**According to local sources we reached 18,000+ feet/5500 meters in this region, but this is uncomfirmed.

Personal Highest Sleeping Records for Colorado

MONTH FEET METERS PLACE YEAR RANGE
JAN 12,000 3658 Fourmile Creek 2013 Mosquito
FEB 11,680 3560 Glacier Creek  2016 Sawatch
MAR 11,860 3615 Mount Yale 2008 Sawatch
APR 11,430 3484 Montezuma Basin 2006 Elk
MAY 11,650 3551 Capitol Lake 2005 Elk
JUN 11,060 3371 South Colony 2007 Sangre de Christo
JUL 12,020 3664 Kite Lake 2009 Mosquito
AUG 12,350 3764 Stewart Basin 2012 San Juan
SEP 12,200 3719 Missouri Basin 2007 Sawatch
OCT 11,350 3460 Second Creek 2013 Vasquez
NOV 11,650 3551 Buckeye Peak 2009 Gore
DEC 11,630 3545 Guller Creek 2015 Gore

Personal Highest Sleeping Records for Utah

MONTH FEET METERS PLACE YEAR RANGE
JAN 10,200 3109 Preston Peak 2000 Wasatch
FEB 9940 3030 Lake Catherine 1998 Wasatch
MAR 9940 3030 Lake Catherine 1998 Wasatch
APR 7200 2195 Justensen Flat 2013 San Rafael
MAY 10,000 3048 Medicine Lake 2021 La Sal
JUN 10,590 3228 Allsop Lake 1990 Uinta
JUL 11,200 3414 East Fork Blacks Fork 1988 Uinta
AUG 10,960 3341 Shaler Lake 2000 Uinta
SEP 10,960 3341 North Ridge Tokewanna Peak 2000 Uinta
OCT 11,020 3359 Leidy Peak 2005 Uinta
NOV 9840 2999 Deseret Peak 2000 Stansbury
DEC 9800 2987 Henrys Fork 2000 Uinta

Personal Highest Sleeping Records for United States

MONTH FEET METERS PLACE YEAR STATE
JAN 12,000 3658 Fourmile Creek 2013 Colorado
FEB 11,680 3560 Glacier Creek  2016 Colorado
MAR 11,860 3615 Mount Yale 2008 Colorado
APR 11,430 3484 Montezuma Basin 2006 Colorado
MAY 11,650 3551 Capitol Lake 2005 Colorado
JUN 11,060 3371 South Colony 2007 Colorado
JUL 12,093 3686 Trail Camp 2015 California
AUG 12,350 3764 Stewart Basin 2012 Colorado
SEP 12,200 3719 Missouri Basin 2007 Colorado
OCT 11,350 3460 Second Creek 2013 Colorado
NOV 11,650 3551 Buckeye Peak 2009 Colorado
DEC 11,630 3545 Guller Creek 2015 Colorado

 

 

Personal Highest Sleeping Records for All Locations

MONTH FEET METERS PLACE YEAR LOCATION
JAN 19,150 5837 Ojos del Salado 2016 Chile
FEB 11,680 3560 Glacier Creek  2016 Colorado
MAR 15,223 4640 Pichu Pichu 2014 Peru
APR 15,092 4600 Hualca Hualca 2014 Peru
MAY 11,650 3551 Capitol Lake 2005 Colorado
JUN 14,797 4510 Quebrada Cuyoc 2017 Peru
JUL 14,797 4510 Quebrada Cuyoc 2017 Peru
AUG 12,350 3764 Stewart Basin 2012 Colorado
SEP 12,460 3798 Barrels Camp 2003 Russia
OCT 11,350 3460 Second Creek 2013 Colorado
NOV 15,748 4800 Ubinas 2007 Peru
DEC 17,008 5184 Gorak Shep 2012 Nepal



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