The Peakbagging Page

Peakbagging refers to climbing mountains. When the summit is finally reached the peak is "in the bag" so to speak. This can be come an obsession for some, leading to all sorts of bizarre behavior. There are numerous reports, and articles on mountains worldwide by myself and other climbers and travelers. Some articles cover related subjects such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and survey monuments (Benchmarks). There are files that you can download for each of the peak lists which can then be uploaded to your Garmin GPS receiver. In addition there are some route files for peaks that I have done which you may find useful should you try the peak. I hope you enjoy this site.

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Trip Reports , Foreign Trips

Australia, Tasmania, The Overland Track, March, 2011.
Guatemala, Nov-Dec, 2016. Photos and notes on volcano climbs.
Japan Travels, September 2014. Notes on several summits climbed.
Pilot Peak, Nevada, Photos, Map, BLM Fact Sheet, June 2009
Volcan las Tres Virgenes, Baja, Mexico, Climb, Photos, February 2009
Sierra la Laguna, Baja, Mexico, Climb, Photos, February 2009
Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia, photos, March 2008
Kilimanjaro Climb photos, Mt. Meru Climb photos, January 2007
Tanzania Safari, January 2007 Photo page
Mt. Apo, highest peak in the Philippines. Climb. Photos. Notes., Nov. 2006.
Mt. Pulag, second highest peak in the Philippines. Climb. Photos. Notes., Nov. 2006.
Backpacking to Golden Hinde, Vancouver Island, B.C., August 2005. Photos. Report.
Costa Rica, Cerro Chirripo, November 2004. Photos. Notes.
Scotland, Ben Nevis and Munros, June 2004, by Debbie Bulger.
Venezuela, Pico Bolivar, February 2004, by Edward Earl.
Alaska, Peaks climbed along Dalton Highway, July 1995.
Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, Sept. 2003, by Richard Carey. Photos.
Turkey, Mount Ararat, July 2002, by Richard Carey. Photos. Notes.
Peru, Huayna Picchu, March 2002, by Alan Ritter.
Greece, Northern Mountains with Mt. Olympus, August 2001.
Fan Si Pan, 3143m, November 1998.   Highest mountain in Vietnam.
Ecuador, nine reports .

Scotland, The Munros, August 1999, by Richard Carey.
Mt. Kenya Climb, by Rich Henke.
Three Times on Orizaba, by Rich Henke. Highest mountain in Mexico.
Mt. Sinai and Egypt High Point, by Ron Hudson.
Dhaulagiri, The Mountain of Storms, by Rich Henke.
Picacho del Diablo, May 2001. Climbing notes and map for Baja's highest peak.

U.S.A. Trips
South Guardian Angel, Utah, October 1999
Borah Peak, Idaho, August 1997

Mount Hood, Oregon, June 1998
Granite Peak, Montana, July 1997
Cloud Peak, Wyoming, July 2014

Photos, Etc.
Camping in Yosemite, circa 1953 (photo)
Glacier Point, Yosemite, circa 1953 (photo)

Google Earth Images with Peaks, these are .kmz files
Install Google Earth on your computer and download these files.

Mexico, Baja California, Baja 2K List
Kilimanjaro, Rongai Route, Death Valley Peaks List, England Top 50 Peaks
Scotland Top 51 Peaks, Wales Top 50 Peaks, Scotland - The Munros
California Fire Lookouts, Oregon, Southwest Fire Lookouts
California Mountain Range Highpoints, 194 peaks
Arizona Prominent Peaks >833 ft., 490 peaks
Oregon Prominent Peaks >2000 ft., 76 peaks
Northern California Prominent Peaks >980 ft., 497 peaks
Southern California Prominent Peaks >980 ft., 495 peaks (south of Mt. Darwin)
Japan, 100 Peaks, The Hyakumeizan Peaks in red have >5000 ft. prominence

Miscellaneous Documents, Notes

Automatic Levels Description (pdf file)
Selected articles from Desert Magazine
Selected articles from Summit Magazine
List of Bear Boxes in the Sierra Nevada, California
Questions can be directed to: (remove 9)
Copyright by Richard L. Carey.    Page revised September 20, 2021.
Terry Flood, Richard Carey and Gail Hanna on
Kings Peak, Utah (13,528 ft.) July 25, 2004.
On a trip to Libya in March, 2006 we saw this truck at a gas station. Looks like a good backup plan if you should breakdown in the Sahara!
San Diego Peaks Club, 1990-1997 Historical Archive of Newsletters

A tribute to Paul Freiman (1952-2013) founder of the club and enthusiastic hiker and adventurer. He will be missed.

Adam Helman, (1960 to 2015). R.I.P. We mountain enthusiasts lost one of our eccentric friends on January 9th. Here are some photos of Adam in the mountains. He will certainly be missed. AdamHelman

Links -

Pitcairn Island wood carving

Go4Hiking        The Peakbagger Page  Greg Slayden in Washington state.

Petter Bjorstad has many trip reports and peak lists of Norway and the world.

The Desert Mountaineer A blog on desert hikes, climbs, and travel.

Guide to Camping in Missouri A useful site with many links to places and activities in Missouri.

Useful camping tips are at this site: Camping Tips


Using a 32X automatic level to determine which summit of Bat Mountain in Inyo County, California is higher. Maps and route description here: Bat Mountain This is a nice peak in a BLM Wilderness near Pyramid Peak in Death Valley. The peak has a sharp drop on the north side and reminded me of Notch Peak in southwestern Utah.
Indonesia, October 12, 2018

This is a view from near the top of Gunung Penanjakan on the island of Java. Mount Bromo is the smoking crater and Gunung Semeru, the highest volcano on the island is the big peak in back.

The summit of Kilimanjaro, 19,340 ft. on January 21, 2007. Richard Carey and Shelley Rogers on the left.
Richard at summit of Mount Meru, 14,967 ft. on January 14, 2007. One time known as Socialist Peak when Tanzania dabbled in communism.
Two photos above are from travels in Tanzania, January, 2007. (Click to enlarge)
My first big trek. On the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp on a Mountain Travel trip in November, 1971. That is Ama Dablam, 22,349 feet, in back. A closer photo of Ama Dablam.