My Portfolio of Mountains

What is life without risk?

Mountain Altitude Summit Date Comments
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
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 For 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

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

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

“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

Images Source: Wikipedia, Olga Koroleva