Peakbagging Page for Edward Whymper

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Edward Whymper's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Edward Whymper'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 Edward Whymper 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.

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Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Edward Whymper.

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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.



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.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Ecuador Province High Points18.2
Octant High Points12.5
France (and Dependencies) National Park High Points10
Alpine 4000-meter Peaks8.2
Alpine Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence7.7
South America Country High Points6.7
France Region High Points4.5
World Peaks with 4000 meters of Prominence4.5
Switzerland Alps Top 50 by Prominence4
Peaks with Most Ascents Using a Rope4
Highest Peaks Climbed
Volcán Chimborazo6267Ecuador
Volcán Cotopaxi5897Ecuador
Volcán Cayambe5790Ecuador
Volcán Antisana5693Ecuador
Volcán Pichincha4784Ecuador
Dent Blanche4357Switz
Aiguille Verte4122France
Barre des Écrins4102France
Mont Pelvoux3943France
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Volcán Chimborazo4122Ecuador
Volcán Cotopaxi2404Ecuador
Volcán Cayambe2075Ecuador
Barre des Écrins2044France
Volcán Antisana1667Ecuador
Volcán Pichincha1642Ecuador
Michel Peak1393Canada-BC
Dent Blanche895Switz
Aiguille Verte689France


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