Mountain climbs

From Benjaminhughes.net

I love the mountains. Here a list of efforts over the years, hopefully a useful list for other seeking ideas for climbs. I also have a list of mountains I want to climb mainly in and arond Europe. I'll try to add some route notes and photos that people may find useful when I get time.

Successful high-climbs:

  • Chimborazo 6268m, Ecuador (Prominence 4123m, rank 17th). Climbed with village guide in 2003. Very bad weather...
  • Kilimanjaro 5895m, Tanzania (Prominence 5882m, rank 4th). Climbed 2006. Disappointing climb due to the traffic...
  • Nevado Pisco 5752m, Peru, climbed in 2003. Very easy climb in great weather, though we had to jump a crevase...
  • Pico Bolívar 4981m, Venezuela (Prominence 3957m rank 25th). SO safe with a cable car to the top. So I thought.....
  • Bamsaru Khal 4900m, India. Took this summit in on the way from Gangortri to Yamunotri. 2 days without food....
  • Mount Wilhelm 4509m, Papua New Guinea (Prominence 2969m, rank 107th). Great climb completely on our own out there....
  • Cerro Chirripó 3820m, Costa Rica (Prominence 3727m rank 38th). Nice solo climb...
  • Mulhacén 3479m, Spain (Prominence 3285m rank 64th). Great climb from south, easy decent via ski resort...
  • Aneto 3404m, Spain. (Prominence 2821m rank 123rd). Deceptively hard climb given the 1200m ascent....
  • Qurnat as Sawdā’ 3088m, Lebanon (Prominence 2393m). Did we get to the top? Were we lost. Well were very close....
  • Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès 2022m, Niger. Wow, what an amazing trip. so the desert is not dry...
  • Puy de Sancy 1886m, Spain (Prominence 1579m, rank 125+). Very pleasant and easy trek...

Failed high-climbs:

  • Huascarán 6768m, Peru (Prominance 2776m, rank 100+). Attempted 2003. We got to about 6500m, and my guide collapsed...
  • Mont Blanc 4808m, France (Prominance 4695m, rank 113). Not a happy day, with a guide killed in an avalanche...
  • Jebel Toubkal, Morocco (4167m) Too windy too much snow!!! Should try and climb in spring not in depth of winter

Climbs of highest points in countries (<1500m):

  • Ben Nevis 1344m. Highest mountain in the United Kingdom
  • Snowdon 1085m. Highest mountain in Wales
  • Carrauntoohil 1038m. Highest mountain in the Republic of Ireland and the island as a whole.
  • Mount Agou 986m. Highest point in Togo
  • Scafell Pike 978m. Highest point in England
  • Mont Sokbaro 658m. Highest point in Benin
  • Vaalserberg 322m. In Holland, my lowest highest point so far!!
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