Donald Lemma's Mountaineering Homepage

"...climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think about what may be the end."

Edward Whymper - Scrambles Amongst the Alps (c.1871)
As part of my "midlife crisis" I took up high-altitude mountaineering. As my abilities improved, and my targeted destinations became more exotic, I found that there was a lack of comprehensive information available on the web. I decided to start this website to serve as both a reference guide to fellow enthusiasts, and as travelogue. I will be updating the site over the coming years and hope to include information as I climb each of "The Seven Summits", as well as other highpoints throughout the world.

-Donald Lemma

 

(Photo taken of me on Mount Saint Helens, June 6, 2003)

 

The North Pole Best Experiences & Other Fascinating Places
My North Pole Expedition Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
  Monte Verde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
"Seven Summits" Climbs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro (Africa) 0 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds...the middle of the Earth
Mount Kosciuszko (Australia) The Dead Sea....The Lowest Place on Earth
  Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
International Highpoint Climbs Bumpass Hell, Lassen National Park, California
Aruba: Mount Jamanota Keukenhof (tulip gardens), Holland
Australia: Kosciuszko Stonehenge and the Roman Baths in Bath, UK
Belgium: Signal De Botrange Deadly Puffer Reef and "Hell", Cayman Islands
Germany: Zugspitze USS Nautilus Nuclear Powered Submarine
Holy See (Vatican City) Japan Ukai Toriyama Restaurant, Okutakao, Japan
Lithuania: Juozapines Kalnas Best Hotels & Restaurants I've Visited Throughout the World
Luxembourg: Buurgplaatz Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, Germany
Netherlands: Vaalserberg Nara, Japan
Puerto Rico: Cerro Punte Tivoli Gardens, Denmark
Singapore: Bukit Timah Bruges, Belgium
Tanzania: Kilimanjaro Fasnacht Celebration, Basel Switzerland
  The Badlands of South Dakota
Other International Climbs Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace
Masada (Israel) The Arctic and Northern Finland (Lapland)
   
United States High Point Climbs California Climbs and County High Points
Arizona: Humphreys Peak Mt. Whitney (State High Point) (Inyo and Tulare County High Point)
California: Mt. Whitney Half Dome (Yosemite NP, California)
Colorado: Mt. Elbert Mt. Diablo (Contra Costa County High Point)- First Summit 4/22/99
Connecticut: Mt. Frissell Mt. Tamalpais (Marin County), Summitted 7/2/00
Delaware: Ebright Azimuth Lassen Peak (Shasta County), Summitted 10/4/00
Hawaii: Mauna Kea Brokoff Mountain ((Tehama County), Summitted 10/5/00
Illinois: Charles Mound Rose Peak (Alameda County), Summitted 5/31/99
Kansas: Mount Sunflower Mission Peak (Fremont), Numerous Summits
Maine: Mt. Katahdin Pinnacles National Monument
Maryland: Backbone Mountain Mt. Davidson (San Francisco County), Summitted 9/20/05
Massachusetts: Mt. Greylock Copernicus Peak/Mount Hamilton (Santa Clara County), Summitted 2/17/07
Michigan: Mount Arvon Mount Vaca (Solano County), Summitted 12/29/08
Minnesota: Eagle Mountain Mt. Livermore (Angel Island State Park), Summitted 8/17/08
Nebraska: Panorama Point  
New Hampshire: Mt. Washington  
New Jersey: High Point State Park  
New Mexico: Wheeler Peak Other U.S. Climbs
New York: Mt. Marcy Longs Peak (Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado)
North Dakota: White Butte Catalina Mountains (Tucson, Arizona)
Oklahoma: Black Mesa South Sister (Three Sisters Wilderness, Southern Oregon)
Pennsylvania: Mount Davis Pike's Peak (Colorado)
Puerto Rico: Cerro Punta Mt. Saint Helens (Washington)
Rhode Island: Jerimoth Hill Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
South Carolina: Sassafras Mountain  
South Dakota: Harney Peak  
Texas: Guadalupe Peak  
Vermont: Mt. Mansfield  
West Virginia: Spruce Knob  
Wisconsin: Timms Hill  
   
   

 

 

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