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I have been hiking the back country of the Western United States for over twenty years. Most of my trips were focused on flyfishing pristine back country lakes and streams with adventurous family members and friends. More recently, my focus has shifted to pushing myself both physically and mentally towards a much higher goal. In 2007, I set a personal goal to someday stand atop the trophy summit of North America - Denali.

At this time, I hope to join a Denali summit team in the Spring of 2013. -Ken Curtis (December 2008)


Preparing for Denali has been full of great learning opportunities (Equipment, Tactics, how my body acclimatizes, and the required grit), and even a few set-backs. Now I'm happy to say I have been accepted onto a May 2015 expedition with RMI guides. -Ken Curtis (June 2014)

SUMMIT! What a great experience! Poor weather stalled our ascent at both Camp 3 and Camp 4, but summit day was spectacular! (July 2015)


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points48100
U.S. State High Points4998
United States State/Territory High Points5089.3
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks787.5
Peaks with Most Page Views on Site3162
USA Lower 48 Range3 High Points1361.9
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points457.1
Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points5254.2
USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation2153.8
"Helman Counties"-Greatest Elevation Differential2652
Highest Priority Lists
United States State High Points (plus DC)1
The Volcanic Seven Summits2
United States State/Territory High Points3
North America Country High Points4
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points5
The Seven Summits6
World Country High Points7
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Pico de Orizaba18491Mexico-Pue/Ver2012-03-31
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA2007-06-16
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO2009-09-04
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA2014-09-22
White Mountain Peak14246USA-CA2008-07-06
Mount Shasta14162USA-CA2008-06-08
Mount Langley14026USA-CA2015-08-09
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver2012-03-31
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA2014-09-22
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA2007-06-16
Mount Shasta9762USA-CA2008-06-08
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO2009-09-04
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA2018-01-14
P-Index: 81    Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 44    Link to Peak List sorted by isolation


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