Mt. McKinley/Denali

Mt. McKinley/Denali

Mt. McKinley/Denali: The highest peak in N. America. 20,320’ 6-20-07 This is one massive mountain with almost 18,000 feet of vertical relief. It has a big, bad reputation of being the coldest mountain on Earth as well as sending many a climber home in a body bag....

Mt. Everest

The highest peak in Asia. 29,035’ 5-22-09 My first view of the North side of the world’s highest mountain was jaw-dropping. We’re standing at about 17,000 feet looking up another 12,000 feet to the summit. All I could mumble was, “oh my God”. If this doesn’t inspire...
Aconcagua

Aconcagua

Aconcagua: The highest peak in S. America. 22,841’ 2-6-06 The city of Mendoza, Argentina is a wonderful place to visit even if you’re not going to climb Aconcagua....
Mt. Elbrus

Mt. Elbrus

Mt. Elbrus Caucasus Mountains, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia The highest peak in Europe. 18,509’ 7-13-05 Photos & stories by Troy Aupperle I can’t say enough kind words for the beautiful people in this part of the world. My taxi driver was no exception. He reminded...