Edward Whymper is most known for his sweeping ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago. You can read about the competition with J.A. Carrel and the struggle to find a path to the top in the famous book Scrambles Amongst the Alps. By the way indeed a nice book because Whymper made wood engravings for a living and therefore there are lots of beautiful pictures in the book made by Whymper himself!

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Here a list of mountains I have read that Whymper was first climber:

  • Chimborazo
  • Cotopaxi
  • Antisana
  • Pichincha
  • Cayambe
  • Sincholagua

Are there more volcanos in Ecuador he climbed first? Did he first summit on his trips to the Canadian Rockies too?

Would love to get a complete list or even more infos/links for this great mountaineer.

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Mt. Whymper in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, was first ascended by a party led by Edward Whymper in 1901. He also got first ascent at the beautiful Stanley Peak, which is named after the same Stanley as the Stanley Cup, and located just across the highway from Mt. Whymper.

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    How do I know this? I live 44 km from both mountains :-)
    – furtive
    Commented Mar 7, 2015 at 1:21

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