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Postby TWorth » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:13 pm

Congrats - Gilpin Cty is an ideal area for those sorts of numbers - good road access in general, even in winter.

With a new awareness of the idea of going for a max number peaks in a day, and the competitive slant of that sort of pursuit, 15+ in a day isn't far behind. Not on my calendar - I'm supposed to be scaling back this winter :please:
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Postby John Kirk » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:30 am

Here's some interesting info from the yahoo prominence board:
see here for original source:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prominenc ... ssage/4103


Peaks in a day

Rules: Up to 24 hours time span (may cross calendar days).
Ground/water travel is allowed, mechanized air travel is not.


300'+ prominence: 28 Jon Broxap. 28 Munros in 24
hours. 70 miles, 32,650' ascent.


Peaks in a week.

Rules: Up to 7 * 24 = 168 hours time span
(may cross calendar days).

~300'+ prominence: 50 Jamie Thin, runner from Edinburgh, Munros in a week

Peaks in longer periods

~300'+ prominence: 284 Munros by Charlie Campbell, foot, cycle, swim.
48.5 days, 125km ascent, 1430km run, 1220km bike.
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15 is the new benchmark

Postby John Kirk » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:59 pm

Fifteen ranked in 16 hours, all more than 300' gain:
http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Conten ... 2009-02-28

Tim Worth also tied the previous record of 14.

If 16 is reached, I will have to resort to using all 24 hours in the day.
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Re: 15 is the new benchmark

Postby DSunwall » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:19 pm

John Kirk wrote:Fifteen ranked in 16 hours, all more than 300' gain:
http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Conten ... 2009-02-28

Tim Worth also tied the previous record of 14.

If 16 is reached, I will have to resort to using all 24 hours in the day.


and in winter to boot! probably not much snow there though. Anyways, congrats, thats kind of a fun competition.

I wonder what those 28 peaks are that you posted back in Dec. from Yahoo?
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Re: 15 is the new benchmark

Postby John Kirk » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:29 pm

DSunwall wrote:I wonder what those 28 peaks are that you posted back in Dec. from Yahoo?

Somewhere in Scotland, and I think they were done on bicycle for the most part.
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Postby TWorth » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:23 pm

The next number I'm going to be shooting for is one. As in, I'm only partaking in this sort of foolishness once a year at most. Still, a great day out there. It's good to go all out every so often. Some cool peaks in there as well, best of the bunch being 8870.
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Postby MikeRodenak » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:24 pm

From what I can find, the Munros are sort of like the "14ers", its a generic classification for all of the peaks over 3000' in Scotland, named for the gentleman who first surveyed them.

http://walking.visitscotland.com/munros/

PS - Nice work John, 15 in a day is quite a feat!
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Postby Steve Knapp » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:26 pm

John and Tim,

You guys are amazing! Way to go. I don't think I've even logged one 5-peak day yet. And you follow it up with 5 more peaks the next day.

So how come Tim only got 14 on Saturday? :-D

How much snow is in that area? Where's the trip report? It would probably take another day just to write the TR.

Congrats!
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Postby John Kirk » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:57 am

The next day was intentionally a low count - we did some sport climbing in Penitente Canyon. Tim wasn't feeling too well after peak #7, so he skipped what was my #8. He got a really good second wind though. Too much detail to really get into, but a lot of peaks down there are really unique - almost half required some scrambling and there is a very obscure ranked mid fifth class peak we didn't try out. Lots of impressive faces and peaks that look really difficult but usually have a weakness. These peaks are better left to be discovered on one's own rather than creating a case where they someday become described in every detail for the umpteenth time as has happened with 14ers and such, once an original idea, now unimaginative.
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Postby TWorth » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:02 am

Thanks Steve. I was really dehydrated after #7. Rest and gatorade helped. John had a minor "energy drink crash" after #12, but a food stop in Del Norte solved that problem.

I agree, these peaks are fun but really don't lend themselves to detailed descriptions. For each one, just park, hike to the base, find a route, and walk/scramble up.

The order was: Indian Head, 8588B,9020E,9020A,8980B,8890C,8870,9033,8736,8758A,8790A,8630A,8265, 8757(aka "Burrito Peak"), Lookout Mtn. Last 3 after dark.

As far as snow, all south facing slopes are dry, but there are patches on many north sides. some of the dirt roads are covered, but overall snow didn't slow progress too much.
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Re: More than 5 Ranked in a Day Stats

Postby RyanSchilling » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Looks like we have a new record. Congrats Kirk!
http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/mapasc.php?m=kirkmallory&d=2010-04-10
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Re: More than 5 Ranked in a Day Stats

Postby DSunwall » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:31 am

Nice Kirk, how many hours did that take?
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Re: 15 is the new benchmark

Postby DSunwall » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:33 am

John Kirk wrote:
If 16 is reached, I will have to resort to using all 24 hours in the day.
go John! :-D
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Re: More than 5 Ranked in a Day Stats

Postby John Kirk » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:38 am

So 17+ is next... :twisted: Another nice set near Saguache/La Garita - gold mine for this kind of stuff. I might have to copy this group with some minor edits/additions and add a personal favorite from the local cemetery for a :rip: celebration.
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Re: More than 5 Ranked in a Day Stats

Postby BrianR » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:38 pm

If anybody is interested, I believe it is quite possible for someone to get a 20-peak day in the northern White Mountains of Arizona. I had some awful luck with (non-monsoon) weather on a trip where I was going to pick up that many peaks in a few days, e.g., afternoon t-storms by 9:30am and steady rains with t-storm threats on other days (and one very close call). But, I climbed 14 peaks during that trip and another 4 easy ones on other trip. I did these 18 peaks on 19.7 miles, 6430 feet of gain, and exactly 8 hours of hiking. There's significant driving involved, but almost certainly less driving time than hiking time if done in the right sequence. (I couldn't even sequence it right on some of the individual days because I was sometimes literally dodging between t-storm cells and/or blobs of heavier rain.) I did these with a compact sedan and a couple of the hikes can be shortened with 4WD and/or the drive times can be shortened, making it practical to throw in more peaks. I had nights to sleep between sets of peaks because of the bad weather, but I'm not as studly as many of you and these and probably more could be done in one long day by a motivated individual or team. You just have to leave out some of the more remote peaks in the area and thus sacrifice a bit of completeness by picking the lower hanging fruit.

I'm more than happy to provide some notes (given enough lead time) if anybody wants to give this a shot. Springerville/Eagar is "only" a 9-10 hour drive from the Denver area for you Colorado folks.
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