THE CLUB 4000 FIGURES - November 2011

We continue the Club's statistics already made at that time by Gian Battista Paris, Pavia, member and valuable contributor Club 4000, updating those
processed in 2009 in order to better understand the characteristics of the components this club and analyze the changes that occurred in recent years.
To see previous versions: version 2009 - version 2007 - version 2005.


Data calculated in November 2011 348 of members - partially missing in 3 cases - comparisons made with previous assessments of 2009 (members of 273) of 2007 (208 of members) and the 2005 (members of 146)

demographic characteristics

  • Males 316, 32 females (from the 2005 2011 females increased from 10% to 9,2% of the total)
    • 6 married couples
    • 1 pair of twins
    • 6 father / mother and son / daughter
    • 1 Cavaliere della Repubblica for Alpine Rescue
    • 20 mountain guides, 7 of which have climbed all the peaks 82
    • 1 aspirant guide
    • academics CAAI 9
    • 16 INSA / INA - 14 ISA / IA (Instructors Sectional

Of note, the mascot of the Club, the Belgian Vanessa de Lil 22 years, which has in its curriculum 55 peaks climbing with Dad Jean

  • Average age: 54,38 years (22 90 in years)

Distribuzione_soci _-_ 2011

Distribuzione_soci 2011 _-_ _-_ graph

Distribution of members by age

The Club is still relatively young, but already some members have left to reach a peak well above the 4000 meters: Ernst Hilzinker (1918 - 2001), Fritz Gansser (.... - 2001), Bart Naert (1975 - 2006), Warmondo Barattieri (1928 - 2008), Arnaldo Caroni (1946 - 2008), Henry Capra (1917 - 2008), Miha Valic (1978 - 2008), Claudio Cambiaso (1946 - 2010), Edmund Bruggmann (1945 - 2010 ), Peter Rosazza (1920 - 2011).

enrollment trends

The figure graphically represents the trend of entries, broken down by year since 2000 today, after a first period from the 1993 1999 of which ... we have no details!

Andamento_iscrizioni _-_ 2011

Type climbs peaks

Data calculated in November 2011 347 of members

Each member has risen on average 49,3 peaks (by definition, the range is from 30, minimum requirement for access to the Club, 82 for "full" members, now 20), with a slight increase compared to the 48,2 2009 detection.

Attivita_soci _-_ 2011

And here are the names of the members 20 "full" which reached all the fateful 82 4000 (in brackets, the year in which they completed the collection):

Luciano RAT
Giambattista CALLONI
Jocelyne GAY
Mario BOYS
Hansueli MARTI
Gabriel Voide
Margareth Voide-Bumann
Armando ANTOLA
Richard ARNOLD
Vareno Boreatti
Martin HEFTI
Eugenio MANNI
maximum MEDINA
Giuliana SALA

Origin of the members

Data calculated in November 2011 348 of members (between parenthesis data 2009)

  • 285 Italy (219):

Val d'Aosta 9 (9)

Piedmont 123 (96)

Liguria 21 (18)

Lombardy 76 (54)

Veneto 21 (16)

Trento / BZ 10 (7)

Friuli VG 2 (2)

Emilia Romagna 6 (4)

Tuscany 6 (6)

Marche 1 (0)

Umbria 1 (1)

Latium 4 (3)

Abruzzo 1 (1)

Campania 2 (0)

France 1 (0)

Switzerland 1 (0)

  • 63 Europe (54):

Switzerland 32 (27)

France 9 (6)

Germany 4 (4)

Slovakia 3 (3)

Belgium 3 (3)

Spain 2 (2)

UK 4 (4)

Austria 1 (1)

Holland 3 (2)

Czech Republic 2 (2)

mountaineering activities of the members

Perun'analisi activity of members, it is first necessary to consider that, for the data that is collected (for the first "new" climb a 4000 from a partner), we must exclude from this analysis the members who completed the collection: in fact, once the collection, the date of "Last 4000" we gather in the database is not (at least we hope !!!!) the date on which our partner has finished his mountaineering activities on 4000, since it can continue to rise even on these peaks, perhaps having the pleasure of doing it by means other than those already climbs above.

Which is why, we must consider how the number of members that we are going to consider those who have not yet completed the collection, chiamamoli members 'active' meaning, for that matter, those who are still collecting 4000 (with the latest new from the 4000 2000 rose in then); these are 272, 52 are those with last climb before turning 2000 (from the 1962 1999) and to 4 members do not have the date of the last new rose 4000. In 2011 well 90 members have expanded the collection, as well as 4 who have completed and have been recorded in our database 335 New climbs to a 4000 from our partners. Reporting on the graph, the date of the last new 4000 gone up, we get this chart that gives us the idea that our members continue to perform climbs to new 4000.


The mountains

The 82 "4000" of the Alps, according to the official UIAA list, are distributed into six groups (1-Dauphine, 2 peaks; 2-Gran Paradiso, 1 summit; 3-Mont Blanc, 28 peaks; 4-Pennine, 41 peaks; 5-Oberland, 9 peaks;-Bernina 6, 1 summit).
For one of the averages in the different groups, in the following tables more meaningful and detailed exposition:
  • have merged the groups 1, 2 and 6 (4 peaks: Barre des Ecrins and its satellite Dome de Neige des Ecrins, Gran Paradiso and Bernina) borrowing from Dumler-Burkhardt (1) the definition of "solitary giants"
  • the 3 and 5 groups were left as such
  • 4 the group "Pennine", the largest, has been divided into "West Pennine" (19 peaks, the Grand Combin Valsorey to Lyskamm Eastern); "Monte Rosa" (9 peaks); "East Pennine" (13 peaks, the Mischabel Groups and Weissmies).

calculation data

The height is the official shooting from the UIAA (given Italian cartography), and goes from 4000 m. Exact Droites of up to 4810 m. the M.Bianco, with an average of 4210 m.
Il n. sometimes 2011 % Members 2011 and position 2011As well as the three related columns similar to previous years, represent the frequency with which the 82 "4000" were boarded by members of the Club 4000, in absolute and percentage terms, as well as the "ranking" of the peaks in order of attendance, with the data reported in this year 345 members (for 3 members missing the details of the climbs). In the column "Unlike positions"It expressed the algebraic difference (do not worry, it just means more or less) of the position in the ranking of this year compared to previous ones.

The degree of difficulties It was taken up by Goedecke (2) and expressed with the classic theme songs, from "F" (easy) to "TD" (very difficult) through PD (not very difficult) AD (fairly difficult) and D (difficult), possibly supplemented by "+" or "- ", for a total of progressive 9 degrees of difficulty, also expressed numerically by a difficulty quotient 1 9 from a, to allow the calculation of averages. It thus appears that 11 peaks are easy (of these, 5 are F +), 37 little difficult (6 + PD), 23 difficult enough (AD 4, 2 + AD), 4 7 difficult and very difficult.
The base dimension - to compute the height difference to the summit - was taken up again from Goedecke, choosing, if several places of departure possible, the highest attainable by mechanical means (perhaps ethically questionable choice, but flatly realistic).

average total values


middle notes that it follows from that of the Monte Rosa is the group with the highest average altitude (but also one that has the highest "base rate" and the lower average height difference, given the abundance of mechanical lifts that allow you to "save" significantly breath and sweat to go at high altitude) the busiest and the one with the climbs on average easier; slightly lower, as attendance, the Solitary giant (Having the highest average altitude) and Pennine, The latter a little 'more difficult of the two groups mentioned.
Less frequented instead l 'Bernese Oberland, Whose peaks, on average, more difficult than the previous, rose from just over half of the members, and even more the group of Mont Blanc, Which presents the average difficulty markedly higher (6,5 compared with a total average 4,4) and is popular in his only been together for less than a third of the members of the Club 4000. This figure - apparently "strange" - is explained by considering that in 28 peaks of the White group include all those with a higher degree of difficulty, especially the five "Aiguilles du Diable", as well as the most neglected peaks (see below) .


Graphic representation of the average level of the base rate and altitude to the summit


(1) Helmut Dumler, Willi P. Burkhardt - the new Four thousand of the Alps. Zanichelli ed. 1990.
(2) Richard Goedecke: The 4000 of the Alps - The normal routes to climb the highest peaks dì'Europa. Iter ed., 2003 guides.

Detailed analysis of the peaks

The following tables report the analytical data relating to 82 peaks, divided in geographical order (tab. 4); This table was subsequently reorganized in attendance order (tab. 5), in order of increasing difficulty (tab. 6) and report of difficulties and attendance (tab. 7) and finally in order of increasing height difference (tab. 8) . For some tables, due to their size that would not allow a good view of that, we preferred to open the same table in a new tab in the browser.

We leave to our readers the opportunity to make their personal assessments of the different rankings of the different peaks.


Frequentazione_vette _-_ 2011

table 7


Tab. 8 - Distribution of heights for vertical drop (it opens in another tab)