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Unique Peaks and Peak Pairs for Paul Barish

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

Highest Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two highest peaks where only Paul Barish has climbed both.

PeakElev-mLocationAscent DateProm-m
La Plata Peak-East Peak4316USA-CO2013-07-2412
Peak 135454129USA-CO2011-03-2081


Most Prominent Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most prominent peaks where only Paul Barish has climbed both.

PeakProm-mLocationAscent DateElev-m
Cerro Buenavista691Costa Rica2011-04-023491
Homestake Peak445USA-CO2015-02-194026


Most Isolated Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

The two most isolated peaks where only Paul Barish has climbed both.

PeakIso-kmLocationAscent DateElev-m
Hobe Benchmark118.22USA-FL2010-11-2826
Cerro Buenavista24.41Costa Rica2011-04-023491


All Peaks Climbed only by Paul Barish

These peaks have their single logged ascent by Paul Barish. Of course, it is entirely likely that many non-site users have also climbed these peaks.

PeakElev-mLocationAscent DateProm-m
Isla del Caño High Point110Costa Rica2011-04-01110
Cerro Sábila3411Costa Rica2011-04-0231
Cerro Sákira3417Costa Rica2011-04-0297



  • 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 calim 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 insingnificant 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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