Peakbagging Page for James Wickwire

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Jim Wickwire is best known for his K2 ascent in 1978 with Lou Reichardt, when they became the first Americans to scale the second highest peak in the world. After summiting, he survived the highest up bivouac to that date, out in the open with no tent or sleeping bag, just below the summit.

Wickwire also did pioneering climbs on Mount Rainier, Denali, and in the Fairweather Range of Alaska.

The ascents listed here were gathered from Wickwire's memoir, Addicted to Danger, plus listings in the Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 1 and the American Alpine Club web site.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
Quadrant High Points250
Hemisphere High Points150
Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin240
Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin - New Version233.3
Triple Crown CoHPs330
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points228.6
The Seven Summits228.6
Octant High Points225
Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award318.8
World Peaks with 4000 meters of Prominence418.2
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Fairweather15325USA/Canada1973-07-09
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA1963-05-31
Liberty Cap14112USA-WA1971-05-12
Mount Quincy Adams13615USA/Canada1973-07-02
Mount Hood11239USA-OR1972-04
Mount Baker10781USA-WA1979
Peak 84408440USA-AK1977-06-15
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Rainier13246USA-WA1963-05-31
Mount Fairweather12963USA/Canada1973-07-09
Mount Baker8812USA-WA1979
Mount Hood7706USA-OR1972-04
Peak 84402240USA-AK1977-06-15
Mount Quincy Adams1345USA/Canada1973-07-02
Mount Abbe938USA-AK1977-06-11
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 12  (Rank #10555/21452)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 7  (Rank #7242/21056)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 11  (Rank #9426/20739)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 39  (Rank #6597/24894)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 12  (Rank #10887/24797)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 10  (Rank #10285/23558)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 11  (Rank #9426/23806)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Distance:  mi  (Rank #4814/24894)Sum of all distance hiked
Trip Reports: 4  (Rank #4536/10199)Count of posted trip reports
Days with Ascents: 8  (Rank #8578/22961)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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