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Edward Whymper

April 27, 1840 - London, UK / September 16, 1911 - Chamonix, France

Edward Whymper's climb of the Matterhorn in 1865 remains perhaps the most famous ascent in the history of mountaineering, and it cements his fame as the most notable climber of the 1800s. However, his achievements go well beyond his seven unsuccessful attempts on the Matterhorn and the tragic final conquest. From 1861 to 1865 Whymper made several notable first ascents in the Alps, and his post-Matterhorn career includes notable climbing trips to Ecuador and the Canadian Rockies.

 

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List# Done% Complete
Ecuador Province High Points418.2
Octant High Points112.5
France (and Dependencies) National Park High Points110
South America UN Member High Points18.3
Alpine 4000-meter Peaks48.2
France Region High Points17.7
Alpine Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence17.7
South America Country High Points16.7
World Peaks with 4000 meters of Prominence14.5
Switzerland Alps Top 50 by Prominence24
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-mLocationAscent Date
Volcán Chimborazo6267Ecuador1880-01-04
Volcán Cotopaxi5897Ecuador1880 c
Volcán Cayambe5790Ecuador1880 g
Volcán Antisana5693Ecuador1880 e
Volcán Pichincha4784Ecuador1880 f
Matterhorn4478Italy/Switz1865-07-14
Dent Blanche4357Switz1865-06
Aiguille Verte4122France1865-06-29
Barre des Écrins4102France1864-06-24
Mont Pelvoux3943France1861 a
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-mLocationAscent Date
Volcán Chimborazo4122Ecuador1880-01-04
Volcán Cotopaxi2404Ecuador1880 c
Volcán Cayambe2075Ecuador1880 g
Barre des Écrins2044France1864-06-24
Volcán Antisana1667Ecuador1880 e
Volcán Pichincha1642Ecuador1880 f
Michel Peak1393Canada-BC1901 a
Matterhorn1036Italy/Switz1865-07-14
Dent Blanche895Switz1865-06
Aiguille Verte689France1865-06-29
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