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% Complete
Quadrant High Points250
Hemisphere High Points150
Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin240
Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin233.3
Triple Crown CoHPs330
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points228.6
The Seven Summits228.6
Octant High Points225
Washington State Drainage Basin High Points422.2
Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts520
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Fairweather15325Canada/USA1973-07-09
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA1963-05-31
Liberty Cap14112USA-WA1971-05-12
Mount Quincy Adams13615Canada/USA1973-07-02
Mount Hood11239USA-OR1972-04
Mount Baker10781USA-WA1979
Mount Geist10720USA-AK1974-05-02
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Rainier13246USA-WA1963-05-31
Mount Fairweather12963Canada/USA1973-07-09
Mount Baker8812USA-WA1979
Mount Hood7706USA-OR1972-04
Peak 84402240USA-AK1977-06-15
Mount Geist1620USA-AK1974-05-02
Mount Quincy Adams1345Canada/USA1973-07-02
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I-Index: 7    Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
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