What is life without risk?
|Olympus Mons, Mars||21,287 m (69,841 ft)||TBD 🙂||Tallest planetary mountain in the Solar System,
about 2.5 times Mt Everest’s height above sea level
|Annapurna I, Nepal||8,091 m (26,550 ft)||April 2022||The deadliest mountain on the planet, until recently. 1st Russian woman to summit. Unguided|
|K2, Pakistan||8,611 m (28,251 ft)||July 2021||Second highest mountain on the planet. 1st Russian/3rd American woman to summit. Guided by Alpomania|
|Chimborazo, Ecuador||6,268 m (20, 564 ft)||February 2021||The highest mountain on the planet if counted from the center of the Earth. Guided by Alpomania|
|Cotopaxi, Ecuador||5,897 m (19, 347 ft)||February 2021||The highest active volcano on the planet. Guided by Alpomania|
|Ruco Pichincha, Ecuador||4,696 m (15, 407 ft)||January 2021|
|Wheeler Peak||4,013 m (13, 167 ft)||October 2020||The highest mountain in New Mexico|
|Humphreys Peak||3,851 m (12,633 ft)||October 2020||The highest mountain in Arizona|
|King’s Peak||4,123 m (13,528 ft)||September 2020||The highest mountain in Utah|
|Boundary Peak, USA||4,007 m (13,147 ft)||April 2020||The highest mountain in Nevada|
|Ojos del Salado, Chile||6,893 m (22,615 ft)||January 2020||The highest active volcano in the world.
Overnight on the summit
|Ama Dablam, Nepal||6,812 m (22,349 ft)||October 2019||“Matterhorn of the Himalayas”.
Guided by Alpomania
|Island Peak/Imja Tse, Nepal||6,189 m (20,305 ft)||October 2019||“An island in the sea of ice,” – Tenzing Norgay.
Guided by Alpomania
|Nangkartshang Peak, Nepal||5,083 m (16,676 ft)||October 2019|
|Mt Rainier, USA||4,392 m (14,411 ft)||July 2019||The highest mountain in Washington State,
the most glaciated peak in the contiguous USA
|Mt Everest, China/Nepal||8,848 m (29,029 ft)||May 2019||3 climbing days alone on the mountain/summit with just 2 sherpas.
No crowds. Extremely rare (and planned) occasion.
Unguided from Tibet
|Pico de Orizaba, Mexico||5,636 m (18,491 ft)||March 2018||The highest volcano in No America|
|Mount Kosciuszko, Australia||2,228 m (7.310 ft)||December 2017||The highest mountain in Australia|
|Mt Denali, USA||6,190 m (20,310 ft)||June 2016||The highest mountain in No America.
Guided by Alpine Accents
|Mt Elbrus, Russian Federation||5,642 m (18,510 ft)||July 2015||The highest mountain in Europe|
|Mt Aconcagua, Argentina||6,960 m (22,837 ft)||January 2015||The highest mountain in So America|
|Cerro Bonete, Argentina||5,074 m (16,647 ft)||January 2015|
|Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania||5,895 m (19,341 ft)||January 2014||The highest mountain in Africa|
|Mt Whitney and
all 12 California 14ners
|4,421 m (14,505 ft)||2010-2019||Mt Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous US|
All of life is the management of risk, not its elimination, – Walter Wriston, Chairman and CEO of Citicorp
“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask ‘What if I fall?’
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
– Erin Hanson, poet
If a driver has the courage to create his own conditions, then the rain is simply rain, – “The art of racing”
Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was, – Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist
Risk management is a more realistic term than safety. It implies that hazards are ever-present, that they must be identified, analyzed, evaluated and controlled or rationally accepted, – Jerome F. Lederer, aviation safety pioneer
Images Source: Wikipedia, Olga Koroleva