Biggest change in elevation.

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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by Scott P » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 am

martinleroux wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:54 am
It depends what you mean by "base", which isn't a clearly-defined concept. Here's a very short list of rough estimates based on my own, arbitrary judgement as to what constitutes a "base":

Denali: 3,600m above the Kahiltna Glacier (9km distance)
Mt Blanc: 3,600m above Les Bossons (8km)
Mt Logan: 4,000m above the Seward Glacier (7km)
Mt St Elias: 4,500m above the Libby Glacier (7km)
Nanga Parbat: 4,500m above the Rupal Valley (4.5km)
It seems that those vase measurements above also say that HImalayan peaks have a greater rise than Denali.

The Rupal face of Nanga Parbat you mention isn't as high as some of the other, albeit less steep faces.

The Rakhiot Flank rises more than 23000 feet/7000 meters over 15 miles (25 kms). Denali can't match that, just like it can't match you measurements above.

Dhualagiri and Namcha Barwa also have huge rises.

Namcha Barwa rises about 22,300 /6800 meters feet in ~six miles (10.5 kms). Denali doesn't come close to this, though it still has an impressive rise.

Outside the greater Himalayan region though, Denali and St Elias do have the highest rises I know of. St Elias still does seem to beat out Denali though.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by ultrarunningkid » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 am

Cactus to Clouds in California gets you 10,500ft of vertical ascent in 14 miles one way going from the desert floor to the top of San Jacinto Peak.

In terms of pure, consistent elevation gain, there is not much that compares.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by ezabielski » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:08 pm

ultrarunningkid wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 am
Cactus to Clouds in California gets you 10,500ft of vertical ascent in 14 miles one way going from the desert floor to the top of San Jacinto Peak.

In terms of pure, consistent elevation gain, there is not much that compares.
Badwater Basin to Telescope Peak is 11.2k in 15-16 miles. Off trail for most of it but it's been done by many.
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