World Peaks with 300 km of Isolation - Multiple Ascents Grid
Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.
Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com.
Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.
About the Multiple Ascent Grid:
- This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Dale York, up to 10 ascents per peak.
- While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
- The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
- Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
- Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.
This list is possibly the first attempt to create a comprehensive and accurate world-wide list of all peaks with an isolation value of over 300 kilometers. The isolation distance reported here is the “true isolation” to the nearest highest ground for the given peak.
There are undoubtedly still some inaccuracies and missing peaks on this list. Most notably, many of the low and flat coral atolls in the Pacific may contain high isolation peaks, but without centimeter-level LIDAR mapping it would be impossible to find them. The many atolls of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, French Polynesia, and vicinity all have elevation in the range of about 3 to 7 meters, and determining which are the highest is simply not possible at present.
Pursuing peaks on this list is definitely for peakbaggers who like to travel—by definition, no two peaks are closer than 300 km, so combining ascents can be difficult. The map for this list show the apparently random distribution of peaks, and there will be summits of all difficultly levels sprinkled about.
Thanks to Andrew Kirmse, who created and ran software for calculating isolation from digital elevation models, and to Jonathan de Ferranti, who helped with high-quality DEM data. Many of the isolation values for peaks on this list were determined by their process and then map checked.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Dale York = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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