Peakbagging Page for Edmund Hillary

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Edmund Hillary's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Edmund Hillary's hikes, climbs, summits, and attempts.
  • Peak List: List of distinct summits attained, with peak statistics. Includes a peak's "Personal Isolation".
  • List of Lists: Peakbagging Lists that Edmund Hillary is pursuing, showing progress for each list by number and percent of peaks climbed.
  • Trip Report Index: Same as the main climb list, but only showing climbs with trip reports and/or GPS Tracks.
  • Unsuccessful Ascent List: A badge of honor for real climbers--lessons learned when turning back.
  • Multiple Ascents List: A listing of all peaks climbed more than once.
  • Progressive Peak List: Time-ordered progressive lists for eight different metrics.
  • Master Peak Map: Interactive worldwide map showing all peaks climbed, color-coded by elevation or prominence.

Social Networking

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Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Edmund Hillary.

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Time-Period Summary Reports

These reports show number of peaks climbed, highest point reached, and other statistics grouped by year or month.



Simply by being half of the first-ascent party of Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary has become perhaps the most famous mountaineer of all time.

Hillary climbed many major summits in New Zealand in the 1940s, culminating in the first ascent of Mount Cook's south ridge in 1948. He also climbed a bit in the Swiss Alps. In 1951 he went to India on a shoestring expedition to Mukut Parbat in the Garwhal Himalaya and did not summit, but afterwards was invited on an Everest reconaissance led by Eric Shipton. That led to a spot on Shipton's Cho Oyu expedition the next year, and finally the famous Everest climb of 1953.

Hillary's ascent list shows that he is not a peakbagger at all. Since Everest, he has not climbed many significant peaks. The highlights of his post-Everest career include: leading the third party to ever reach the South Pole overland, reaching it on 1958-01-04 by tractor; helping build schools in the Himalaya region through tireless charity work; and serving as New Zealand's ambassador to India.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Hemisphere High Points50
Quadrant High Points25
New Zealand 3000-meter Peaks21.4
New Zealand Region High Points17.6
Real (Toughest) Seven Summits14.3
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points14.3
The Seven Summits14.3
Octant High Points12.5
Europe 4500-meter Peaks9.1
Alpine 4000-meter Peaks8.2
Highest Peaks Climbed
Mount Everest8848China/Nepal
Mount Cook3754New Zealand
Malte Brun3199New Zealand
Elie de Beaumont3109New Zealand
Magellan3049New Zealand
Tapuae-o-Uenuku2885New Zealand
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Mount Everest8848China/Nepal
Mount Cook3754New Zealand
Mount Taranaki2308New Zealand
Tapuae-o-Uenuku2022New Zealand
Malte Brun780New Zealand
Elie de Beaumont648New Zealand
Mount Sealy635New Zealand


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