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Peak Pairs, First Ascents, and Unique Peaks for Paul Michelson

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 Paul Michelson has climbed both.

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Mount Adams Lookout Site12250USA-WA1983-08-130
Red Benchmark11816USA-CO2016-03-191016


Most Prominent Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

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

PeakProm-ftLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Mount Kosciuszko7310Australia-NSW2009-12-197310
Hozomeen Mountain3932USA-WA2018-06-248066


Most Isolated Unique Pair of Peaks Climbed

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

PeakIso-miLocationAscent DateElev-ft
Mauna Kea2452.5USA-HI2010-07-0313796
Ankara Hill65.83Turkey2012-12-013076


First Ascents by Paul Michelson

There are no first ascents for this climber.


All Peaks Climbed only by Paul Michelson

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

PeakElev-ftLocationAscent DateProm-ft
Alpine Valley Ski Hill1210USA-MI1968181
Flake Tower7920USA-WA1987-10-030
Longfellow Mountain-South Peak6540USA-WA1988-07-30100
Igidae Park20South Korea2011-11-20 
Kerr Hill1200USA-MI2016-05-08 a110
Pinnacle Point1090USA-MI2016-05-08 b60
Marengo Benchmark1927USA-WA2019-08-16137
Mosquito Point4362USA-WA2020-06-27162



  • 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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