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Peak Pairs, First Ascents, and Unique Peaks for Edward Whymper

Most significant unique peak pairs by key metrics, first ascents, and all uniquely ascended peaks

Highest Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two highest peaks where only Edward Whymper has climbed both.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Volcán Antisana18678Ecuador1880 e5469


Most Prominent Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most prominent peaks where only Edward Whymper has climbed both.

PeakProm-ftLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Barre des Écrins6706France1864-06-2413458
Volcán Antisana5469Ecuador1880 e18678


Most Isolated Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most isolated peaks where only Edward Whymper has climbed both.

PeakIso-miLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Volcán Chimborazo525.49Ecuador1880-01-0420561
Michel Peak30.53Canada-BC1901 a7415


First Ascents by Edward Whymper

These peaks had Edward Whymper as part of the first ascent party, based on the best available research. Contact the webmaster if you would like your first ascents recorded on this site.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Barre des Écrins13458France1864-06-246706
Volcán Chimborazo20561Ecuador1880-01-0413524


All Peaks Climbed only by Edward Whymper

There are no unique peaks for this climber.



  • The first three peak pairs on this page show the superlative unique pairs for three key metrics: Elevation, Prominence, and Isolation.
  • Most hikers or climbers that log their ascents on have a number of unique peak pairs--a set of two successfully climbed peaks such that no other registed site user has also climbed both.
  • Since virtually no one can claim to have made the only ascent ever of a peak, these peak pairs are a way to claim some uniqueness--being able to say "I am the only one to ever climb both Peak A and Peak B".
  • Many of a hiker's unique peak pairs will be relatively low, minor, or otherwise insignificant peaks, and therefore climbing both may not be a particularly impressive achievement.
  • So the pairs above represent the most significant of all a climber's unique pairs--the most impressive unique pairs to use as a badge of honor.
  • Mathematically, the pairs listed above maximize the value of the secondary peak in the pair--for example, showing the pair that has the highest elevation for the pair's second-highest peak. Put another way, it shows the two highest-value peaks that only this climber has climbed.
  • The final listing shows the peaks (if any) where the hiker/climber is the only ascender with logged ascents.
  • Of course, all these listings are purely based on the logged climbs in the database, so they should not be taken as completely accurate.

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