World Ultras

An “Ultra” or “ultra prominent peak” is a peak with over 1500 m of topographical prominence. This list really spaces the peaks out. There are only a handful “Ultras” in the loosely defined region of SW British Columbia where I’m living in, and there are 1500+ “Ultras” in the whole world. This list is considered as an “open list”, which means that nobody would ever finish for various obvious reasons. There are many peaks on this list that can still unclimbed. The current leaders of this “Ultras bagging” project are Petter Bjorstad from Norway and Rob Woodall from UK (300+). The entire Front Runner List can be seen on peakbagger.com showing who-has-done-many.

In order to participate in this “ultras bagging” game one needs to travel frequently including driving thousands of kilometers on monthly-long road trips and international peak-bagging. It’s up to you to figure out how to balance time, money and flexibility. This is definitely not a dirtbagging game. Those who are stuck in his/her “local region” can never go far into this game. Even just bagging peaks in the home country isn’t enough.

 

  1. Wutai Shan 五台山    2001-05    [China]
  2. Mount Temple    2011-09-24    [Canadian Rockies]
  3. Mount Hector    2013-03-29    [Canadian Rockies]
  4. Mount Edith Cavell    2013-08-05    [Canadian Rockies]
  5. Mount Assiniboine    2013-08-14    [Canadian Rockies]
  6. Mount Joffre    2014-06-21    [Canadian Rockies]
  7. Mount Harrison    2014-08-30    [Canadian Rockies]
  8. Mount Columbia     2015-04-18    [Canadian Rockies]
  9. Mount Forbes     2015-06-01    [Canadian Rockies]
  10. Mount Seton    2015-10-18    [SW BC]
  11. Wedge Mountain    2016-02-23    [SW BC]
  12. Mount Baker    2016-04-17    [WA]
  13. Mount Hood    2016-05-01    [OR]
  14. Mount Rainier    2016-05-11    [WA]
  15. Mount Washington    2016-08-08    [NH]
  16. Mount Stuart    2016-09-28    [WA]
  17. Humphreys Peak    2017-03-13    [AZ]
  18. Mount Lemmon    2017-03-20    [AZ]
  19. San Jacinto Peak    2017-03-23    [CA]
  20. Mount San Antonio    2017-03-24    [CA]
  21. Mount Shasta    2017-05-19    [CA]
  22. Lassen Peak    2017-05-20    [CA]
  23. Mount Olympus    2017-06-23    [WA]
  24. Glacier Peak    2017-07-09    [WA]
  25. Mount Robson    2017-07-18    [Canadian Rockies]
  26. Whitehorn Mountain    2017-08-10    [Canadian Rockies]
  27. Birkenhead Peak    2017-08-19     [SW BC]
  28. Overseer Mountain    2017-08-22    [SW BC]
  29. Golden Hinde    2017-08-27    [Vancouver Island]
  30. Silvertip Mountain    2017-09-15    [SW BC]
  31. Mount Whitney    2017-12-28    [CA]
  32. Telescope Peak    2017-12-29    [CA]
  33. Charleston Peak    2017-12-31    [NV]
  34. Mount Jefferson    2018-06-02    [OR]
  35. Mount Fairweather    2018-06-22    [AK/BC]
  36. Mount Goodsir South Tower    2018-08-15    [Canadian Rockies]
  37. Mount Fryatt    2018-08-21    [Canadian Rockies]
  38. Volcán La Malinche    2018-12-27    [Mexico]
  39. Pico de Orizaba    2018-12-29    [Mexico]
  40. Volcán Iztaccíhuatl    2018-12-31    [Mexico]
  41. Nevado de Toluca    2019-01-02    [Mexico]
  42. South Sister    2019-07-07    [OR]
  43. White Mountain Peak    2019-07-14    [CA]
  44. Snowshoe Peak    2019-08-20    [MT]
  45. Mount Cleveland    2019-08-28    [MT]
  46. Cerro Mercedario    2020-01-19    [Argentina]
  47. Cerro Marmolejo    2020-01-25    [Chile]
  48. Ojos del Salado    2020-01-29    [Chile]
  49. Volcán Llullaillaco    2020-02-02    [Chile]
  50. Volcán Pili (Acamarachi)    2020-02-04    [Chile]
  51. Mount Judge Howay    2020-06-22    [SW BC]
  52. Whitecap Mountain    2020-08-15    [SW BC]
  53. Morton Peak    2020-08-30    [Interior BC]
  54. Victoria Peak    2020-09-03    [Vancouver Island]
  55. Rugged Mountain    2020-09-05    [Vancouver Island]
  56. H’kusam Mountain    2020-09-07    [Vancouver Island]