Welcome to America’s most influential and popular web site. Our mission is to facilitate, encourage and document the consumption of a Cheeseburger on every named peak on the planet. A few of us have started on the local peaks in the Salt Lake City area. If friends and like-minded hikers (or Cheeseburger eaters) join in we’ll make some decent progress towards this goal. Along the way we hope that people will share their summit climbing experiences, through photos and posts to this site, as well as their creative new Cheeseburger recipes – you can include photos here too. Since many people, us included, have a competitive streak, we decided to cast this project as a contest. Maybe we’ll even have prizes – for most summit Cheeseburgers, best-tasting Cheeseburger recipe, highest Cheeseburger summit, etc.; we’ll see how this develops. We’d like you to join in and help us knock off a peak or two with Cheeseburger in hand.

How is Summit Cheeseburger a Contest?

Link to standings

Obey the rules


11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marie  |  July 21, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    New Ohio Cheeseburger!!!

  • 2. dillon  |  July 21, 2008 at 12:01 am

    i’d really like to know how to join your summit cheeseburger initiative. i live in mississippi and i can start tomorrow with my fellow hiker/cheeseburger eater!

  • 3. samh  |  September 20, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    This is the best Web site I’ve come across in a long time. From now on when I make a summit bid it will be with cheeseburger in tow.

    It’s ironic I found this site (in a Web search for Caper Peak) because a friend and I often joke about how we were going to make an Everest climb dressed as the Hamburgler and Grimace fueled only by McDonalds food to make a satirical point to the world about the silliness of Everest climbing.

  • 4. sirloinofbeef  |  September 22, 2008 at 3:26 pm


    If you do make it up any peak dressed as the Hamburgler or Grimace we’d all love to see the photos. I hope you can contribute some Montana summits to the Summitcheese cause!

    I like your Flickr photos – you’ve hiked to some beautiful places.


  • 5. Willbur  |  December 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    with regard to the rules. I need some clarification…

    For example, let’s say I am driving my cattle hauler to the slaughter house and I swerve to miss a squirrel in the road, T-bone a bridge abutment and croak.

    If my family ate said squirrel with cheese on a bun on a summit at my memorial …would that count?

    The suirrel did not necessarily kill me but led to my death.

    This is important as I live in a place with lots of squirrels. I need to know if I should stop swerving to miss them..as you can imagine this is keeping me upnights.


  • 6. wimpy  |  December 5, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Dear Wilbur,

    That is an excellent question. First, because the squirrel is of mammallian origin. It is considered acceptable fare for the burger portion of a cheeseburger. Please see CBSummit Rule #5.

    Second, lets consider your specific described scenario, but for a non-mammalian animal of some sort. Again referring to CBSummit Rule #5, for a submission to be considered for posting, proof of predation upon humans must accompany the submission. This is where we get into a bit of a grey area. If you family was able to show that the non-mammalian squirrel in question was acting with premeditation (i.e. the non-mammalian squirrel planned to run your cattle hauler off the road by planting itself in your path), and that finally the non-mammalian squirrel was planning to eat from your carcass after the resulting crash then your submission would meet all required rules.

    Now all that being said, if your family made a cheeseburger from the animal that indirectly led to your death and consumed it on a summit, we would not only publish it, we would probably have your post headline our site for a year.

    Keep the questions coming and I look forward to your families post.


  • 7. Daniel  |  May 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Cheeseburgers! Yeah!
    I ran into your site like a year ago while doing historical research.
    Anyway, I live in a county with 80 summits.
    (100s in adjoining counties…yeah, Colorado.)
    Your site says that there have been 17 cheeseburgers consumed on 5 of them here.
    It would be nice to be able to see which ones they are, in order to avoid doubling up, so we can get them all checked off the list sooner.
    Unfortunately, I can’t help you with the site, I’m only a fledgling web developer.
    But I am an experienced hiker and cheeseburger-eater!
    I’ve got my camera, computer, and cheeseburger armed.
    Let’s get-er done!

    • 8. sirloinofbeef  |  May 10, 2009 at 7:22 am


      That’s a great idea – we’re working on some improvements to the site. A list of completed summits in each state and county would be very useful; I agree.

      We’re looking forward to your reports on Colorado summits. Best of luck!


  • 9. Jim Clark  |  May 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Once again the Southern Geocaching Ass tackled another summit, Monte Sano Mountain was the target this time, with 15 people and one dog sharing in some great cheese burgers. Go here for a picture: http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr130/clarkbowman/MONTECheese.jpg

  • 10. Bob Meyer  |  July 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Error in listing of highest summit in Warren County, NY.
    Gore @ 3583ft is the highest.

  • 11. Bob Meyer  |  July 25, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Another error. this time of omission.. Franklin co, NY.. Loon Lake Mtn. c.3,300 ft with a tower.. a great place to EAT A CHEESEBURGER while taking in the views 🙂


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