Where’ve you been climbing?
Call for Submissions for the 2007 – 2013 HAMS “Climbers List”
HAMS is accepting submissions of names and climbs for the annual list of higher or “exotic” peaks climbed by HAMS members.
Submit your climbs by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
This is similar to “The 14′ers List” and “Beyond the 14′ers,” published annually in the Trail and Timberline, but a bit more — well — arbitrary. The rules, such as they are, include:
- Include, as a minimum: Your name, peak name, summit elevation, location, & date climbed.
- An effort will be made to recognize valiant attempts that failed to reach the summit. If this describes your climb, please also indicate the approximate elevation reached.
- Iztaccihuatl (17,345) or Ixtaccihuatl (17,126)? Since spelling and elevation (particularly of foreign peaks in English) vary, we’re going to accept what is submitted by the climber (unless it’s obviously wrong or a typo).
- Finally, what constitutes a ‘higher’ or ‘exotic’ peak? This is where it really gets arbitrary, we’ll see how this evolves, but for a start:
- No Colorado peaks. Colorado has lots of peaks and routes which clearly deserve to be called “exotic,” but HAMS doesn’t want to be in the position of deciding which are, and which are not. If you’ve climbed one of these, you are invited to write an article for Thin Air.
- Any peak outside of Colorado of 14,000 feet or more.
- Lower peaks outside of Colorado that present a degree of difficulty, either in climbing or access. For example, Granite Peak (12,745) Montana, counts, Mount Sunflower (4,039) Kansas, probably doesn’t. Unnamed 3,353, the highest point in Gabon, does.