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Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Kiefer » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:24 pm

What's your dream list of peaks/mountains to climb if ya had the skills and (or) money?
I'm writing a trip report and the question just popped in ma head.
It'll be interesting to see how much overlap there is among everyone's lists. :geek:

  • Everest
  • Moose's Tooth
  • Machupachare
  • Saint Elias
  • Alpamayo
  • Illimani
  • Mt. Hunter
  • Mt. Huntington
  • Pik Lenin
  • Ama Dablam

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by TimB » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:06 pm

OK, if we are really going all out here:
2) Gasherbrum IV
4) Eiger Nordwand-The '38 Heckmair route
5) Petit Dru
6)Grandes Jorasses(sp?)
7) Mt. Foraker-Infinite Spur
8)Mt. Hunter
9) Matterhorn NF
10 Cobb Peak-NF in winter.
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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Fletch » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:44 pm

Kiefer - you been staring at my 14ers page too long... HA!

*St Elias
*Ama Dablam
*Pik Lenina

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by surgent » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:13 pm

1) Kawaikini (Kauai Island HP)
2) Chinati Peak, Texas, because it's been "in limbo" now for over 20 years. No public access and no hurry to allow any.
3) Baboquivari, AZ (I hope to build up enough courage for this one this coming fall/winter)
4) Gannett, WY
5) Denali
6) Grand Teton

7-10) Everest, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, so on.

If I had unlimited funds, I think I'd be more amused by remote island HPs such as those in the South Indian Ocean (Bouvet, Kerguelen), or odd-ball seastacks like Rockall in the North Atlantic, or the Diomede Island HP in Alaska. I'd also return to Australia and "hike" Kosciusko, given that I lived in Canberra for a year and never once went there. Ugh. An opportunity missed.

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Scott » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:57 pm

A chart with my top 10:

Interestingly, most of them were on a list I made at age 14 or so (although I've already climbed many of them on the age 14 list).

I like to keep my list realistic and accomplishable (for me), so I didn't list K2 and such.

The list in the link has changed slightly since I have replaced Pik Pobeda and Khan Tengri as a tie for #1. Muztag Ata would drop off the list in the place of one of those. I wanted to climb Muztag Ata since I read about it as a kid and before it was popular (I was facinated with the old reports), but in more modern times, people that have climbed it seem to refer to it as a snow slog and no so asthetic.

It'll be interesting to see how much overlap there is among everyone's lists.

Some overlap for sure.

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Woodie Hopper » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:23 am

1 Denali
2 Tocllaraju
3 Huascaran
4 Illampu
5 Eiger (Mitellegri grat)
6 Mt Blanc (3M)
7 Dufourspitze
8 Dom
9 Kilimanjaro
10 Mt Fuji

Dreaming: hopefully one of these (or more!)
Ama Dablam, Island Peak
Kommunizma, Lenin

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Kahuna » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:36 am

Wyoming Sheep Ranch A5 (Done)
Jolly Rodger A5 (Done)
Reticent Wall A5
The Shortest Straw A4 (Done)
Atlantic Ocean Wall A4+
Space A4+
Wings Of Steel A4+ (Bailed after P5)
Bushido A4
Intifada A4+ (Bailed on P4 Solo; too much placement manipulation for my taste)
Artist Tears A4 (Done Clean C4+ Solo)

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by LesterLong » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:32 am

1) Whitney
2) Denali
3) Everest
4) Mt. Blanc
5) Matterhorn
6) Mt. Fuji
7) Kilimanjaro
8) Vinson Massif
9) K2
10) Annapurna

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Kahuna » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:46 am

Steve1215 wrote:^^^^^^^

but hate to inform you that El Cap is not really a "peak"....a "peak" is like Mt Baldy here in Los Angeles


Oh they are and were peaks for me.

I'm Not a peak dude. Never was. Strictly a route kind a guy like Mark Twight & Stevie Haston. Keeping it simple.

Besides, some of the routes I mention and have done are, well you know, sphicter puckering max outs that require days on the wall. Hell, spent 9 days on Jolly Roger.

I will add my completed and dream Ice Routes tomorrow. Oh-laalaa

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Murph1 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:13 am

Top Ten Wish List
1. Mt Cook - Kerguelen Islands
2. Balls Pyramid - Highest Sea Stack in World -
Off Lord Howe Is. Closed to
3. Twin Spires - North Cascades
4. Mt Waddington, B.C. Canada
5. Carstensz - New Guinea
6. Mt Kenya - Africa
7. Peak 7020' Pioneer Ridge - North Cascades
8. Torre Egger - Pantagonia South America
9. Mt Adams - Castle-Rush Glacier Route
10. Mt Carru - Northeast Face - Pasayten Wilderness

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by GEM Trail » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:17 pm

A fun exercise. A few of these I expect to climb, the rest are just dreams! These are more or less in order.

1 Khan Tengri
2 Grand Teton
3 Shasta
4 Denali
5 Blanc
6 Carstenz
7 Olympus (Greece)
8 Vinson
9 Ama Dablam
10 Orizaba

I would love to climb in South America but no particular mountain...

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Jow » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:22 pm

Mt Kenya
Doyles Delight
Pico Turquino
Something in morocco,Ethiopia, and on the island of socotra

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Re: Your top-10 dream list (peaks-mountains)

by Alex Wood » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:30 am

Here is my list. There are just soo many of them out there

Devils Thumb
Pico de Orizaba
Mt. Cook
Mt. Elberus
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Cho Oyo
Fitz Roy


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