Earliest Known Ascents 1988-1999January 9 2011 at 7:54 PM
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|Rick Baugher (Login Rickeast208)|
My admiration to those of you who have planned (and of course will follow through on) your 2011 goals.
I'm still trying to review and catalog travels from last year. Seems the Janus effect 'face the past and back into the future' applies to me.
One recurring goal tends to capture my imagination: Finding that last unclimbed peak in East & Central Idaho and Western Wyoming.
While not infallible, here's my list of earliest known ascents in chronological order.
Prior to 1988, my assumption was all regional peaks had been previously climbed. As I got into the exploration and research, my assessment centered around finding those 'last dozen' pristine summits.
Now, after 170~ such peaks, my best guess is that yet a dozen still remain unclimbed.
For most of this 23 year journey, I've been my own worst competitor.
I'm providing this personal information because mountaineers love lists, and maybe some of you can use this as a motivational tool also.
Good luck finding peaks that challenge and expand horizons.
Maybe you too have some firsts to share? I hope so.
1988- North Twin 11081 LRR, Little Diamond 11246 Lem
1989- Meadow 10652 Lem, Hoopes 10728 Lem
1990- Nicholson 11051 Lem, Joker 10965 Lem, Squaw Two 10760 Lem, Incredible Hulk 10858 Lem, Dyer 10400 Lem, Lame Jake 10810 Lem, Riddler 11598 Lem, South Twin 11070 LRR, Amy's 10723 Lem, Lexi's 10946 Lem, Brow 11005 Lem, Rust 10759 Lem, Sweater 10550 LRR
1991- Great Western 10358 Lem, Daisy Black 10401 Lem, Clapper 10720 Lem, Goats R Us 10577' Lem, Home 10681 Lem, First 10722 Lem, Second 10751 Lem, Third 10737 Lem, Shoshone John 11212 Lem, Umpleby 10713 Lem, Inspiration 10715 Lem, Perspiration 10693 Lem, Squaw One 10784 Lem, Long Lost 11260 LRR, Clyde Ross 11724 LRR, Black & White 10970 Lem, Knoll 10490 Lem, Medusa 10533 Lem, Glenn 10487 Lem, Mammoth Head 10274 Lem, Rainbow 10162 Lem, Hidden 11308 ? LRR
1992- Cul De Sac 10529 Bev MT, Ram's Horn 10601 LRR, Benchview 10571 LRR, Sheephead 11276 LRR, Cleft 11509 LRR, Smoke Screen 10571 Lem, Corruption 11857 LRR
1993- Pavlos 11109 LRR, Alcyone 11258 Pio, Trinity 11050 LRR, Far and Away 11930 LRR, Morrison 11367 LRR, Mountaineer 11828 ? LRR, Al West 11310 LRR, Horseshoe 11473 LRR, Moat 11477 LRR
1994- Pegasus 11736 Pio, Brocky 11839 Pio, Eer 10744 Pio, Griswold 11057 Bold, Perkins 11220 Bold, Abel 11516 Pio
1995- Straight Shot 10730 LRR, Metaxy 10757 LRR
1996- Linebacker 10625 LRR, Little Mac 11071 ? LRR, Buffalo Skull 10735 Lem
1997- Long 10728 Lem, East Lima 10388 Tendoy
1998- Annie's 10288 Lem, Deer Creek 10332 Lem, Smithie Fork 10256 Lem
1999- Rock Spring 9854 LRR ,Apex 11200 LRR, Box 11305 Pio, Culmination 11312 Bold, Dry Creek Hogback 10267 Salt WY
To be continued...