Peakbagging Page for James Barlow

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of James Barlow's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of James Barlow'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 James Barlow 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.
  • NEW! 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

Reports showing a climber's buddies and other climbers. Click for More Info

Personal Lists

Lists personally created by James Barlow.

  • Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by James Barlow. Includes Query Lists created using the Query Tool, and "Pick-and-Choose" Lists created by selecting individual peaks.
  • Wish List: A list of unclimbed peaks that are high-priority and/or have immediate climbing plans.

Time-Period Summary Reports

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

US County High Point Links

James Barlow has self-identified as interested in climbing to the high points of counties in the United States.

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Monte Cristo as seen from just below Superior Peak on a spring ascent (1999-05-30). Photo by James Barlow.
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Introducing my son Aidan to the wonderful world of peakbagging (2010-10-11). Photo by James Barlow.
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Great campsite on the way up Blátindur, Iceland (2009-07-18). Photo by James Barlow.
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James Barlow atop Hvannadalsnúkur - on top of Iceland (2006-07-22). Photo by James Barlow.
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My interest in the outdoors began in 1995 when my best friend Duane planned a backpacking trip in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. We were in for an adventure as the trail had not been maintained in a decade. After that, my thirst for getting off the beaten path and into the wilderness was stronger. I pursued numerous goals in climbing during the rest of my time in Utah. My friends Duane, Dan, Matt, and I set our sights on climbing all 32 peaks over 10,000 feet in Salt Lake County between July, 1998 and June, 1999, which I finished June 30, 1999. Since 2009 I have been back into peakbagging and gone out to the mountains as often as I can. I have also introduced my son, Aidan, to the joys of hiking in the mountains. His first hike was when he was less than a year old in 2003 in Reykjanes, Iceland. He's been hooked ever since! A weekend spent indoors is a weekend wasted...


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
Utah-Salt Lake County 10,000-foot Peaks100
Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin83.3
Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin80
Desert Peaks Section Emblem Peaks71.4
San Bernardino Nine Peak Challenge66.7
Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award62.5
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks62.5
Chemeketan Eighteen Northwest Peaks Award61.1
Triple Crown CoHPs60
Mazamas Cascades Award57.1
Highest Priority Lists
SPS Best/Technical/P2k Peaks1
Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section2
P2k Technical/Nearby/Wishlist3
USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence4
WA Go-Big List5
Apex (Toughest) CoHPs6
United States State High Points (plus DC)7
Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section9
Highest Peaks Climbed
Pico de Orizaba18491Mexico-Pue/Ver
Volcán Iztaccíhuatl17126Mexico-Pue/Mex
Iztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas16732Mexico-Pue/Mex
Nevado de Toluca15354Mexico-Mex
Volcán La Malinche14501Mexico-Pue/Tlax
Mount Whitney14495USA-CA
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
Mount Evans14264USA-CO
White Mountain Peak14246USA-CA
Mount Langley14026USA-CA
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA
Mount Whitney10075USA-CA
Mount Baker8812USA-WA
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV
Corno Grande8124Italy
Mount Olympus7838USA-WA
Mount Hood7706USA-OR


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