Biggest change in elevation.

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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by nyker » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:59 pm

+5,344 ft, if I leave from where I live and climb Mt Marcy but that's a bit of a drive as well.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by WanderingJim » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:09 pm

Well, in the lower 48, the biggest difference is from Badwater in Death Valley (-278) to Mt Whitney (14,505).

Although it is a long hike between the Portal and Badwater, so I doubt there are a lot of people who did the entire hike in one trek. Although i know there are races going from Badwater to the Portal.

I had to settle for visiting Badwater by car before I did my first Whitney climb. It's just an interesting footnote.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:20 pm

Annapurnas south face is wicked tall and steep
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by mtn_nut » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Mt St Elias, 18,008 feet, is only 10 miles from the ocean. Its one of the of the largest amounts of relief in the world. I was lucky to see it on a flight back from alaska a few years ago.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by mnsebourn » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:57 pm

wineguy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:28 am
highpilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:44 am
Telescope Peak in Death Valley, California only has about 6000 feet of prominence, but it has a trail from Death Valley at Badwater that amounts to 11K+ TH to summit.
I highly recommend the Telescope Peak hike. I did this on my 7th trip to Death Valley and it was amazing, an experience of Death Valley like no other. Trail follows a ridge that provides an expansive view both to the east and west.
The standard hike up Telescope (from Mahogany Flat, I believe?) is indeed beautiful and very, very unique. I did it way back in 2009 or so.

I can’t imagine the hike from Badwater to the top of Telescope, but I know it’s been done and there are route descriptions available.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by screeman57 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:21 pm

Haleakala volcano on Maui (10,023ft) is climbable from the beach through Kaupo gap and then across the crater. Comes to 17 miles, but the starting point is remote and tricky to get to.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by Jcole_ » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:29 pm

San Jacinto peak in Palm Springs, California. 10,400ft to the summit!
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by climbingcue » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 pm

screeman57 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Haleakala volcano on Maui (10,023ft) is climbable from the beach through Kaupo gap and then across the crater. Comes to 17 miles, but the starting point is remote and tricky to get to.
This is the one I was thinking of, I biked from the ocean to the top of the summit road. If I remember correctly it was 10k vertical feet in 35 miles of peddling.

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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by planet54 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:04 pm

For pure vertical nothing beats Thor Peak on Baffin Island,, 4,101 feet at 105 degrees

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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by screeman57 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:05 pm

climbingcue wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 pm
screeman57 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Haleakala volcano on Maui (10,023ft) is climbable from the beach through Kaupo gap and then across the crater. Comes to 17 miles, but the starting point is remote and tricky to get to.
This is the one I was thinking of, I biked from the ocean to the top of the summit road. If I remember correctly it was 10k vertical feet in 35 miles of peddling.

Bill
There used to be an ultramarathon on thay standard paved route to the top. But the way I described is a back way from the town of Kaupo, on the SE side of the volcano.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by OrngChocD » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:05 pm

Both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii are visible from the coast at some spots. I am not sure about the horizontal distance of those spots from the mountains (or the hikeability) but distance can't be more than 50 miles, given the size of the Big Island.

Mauna Kea (13.8K'), 13.8K' prominence.

Mauna Loa (13.6K'), 7K' prominence.

I am not mountaineering or geology literate and don't quite understand the concepts of prominence (I've read it many times :(). It does not gel with my "intuitive" understanding of prominence, nor do I feel enlightened in any different way.

The wikipedia page has some very interesting info about Mauna Loa, including how it is taller than Mt. Everest from base to summit. It seems like an apples to oranges comparison (but I'm not geology literate :)).

I refused to believe I was looking at a 13K' mountain when I saw it from my drive along the highway in the SE part of the Big Island. This photo shows Mauna Loa from the road near the coastline. I believe the distance as the crow flies is about 30 miles.
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Re: Biggest change in elevation.

Post by Yaoyang Xie » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:26 pm

Rakaposhi in Pakistan, dropping 3.7 miles vertically in 6.2 miles. I think this one is the one that you have been looking for.
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