Peakbagging Page for Matthew McPherson

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Matthew McPherson's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Matthew McPherson's hikes, climbs, summits, and attempts.
  • Peak List: List of distinct summits attained, with peak statistics. Includes a peak's "Personal Isolation".
  • List of Lists: Peakbagging Lists that Matthew McPherson is pursuing, showing progress for each list by number and percent of peaks climbed.
  • Trip Report Index: Same as the main climb list, but only showing climbs with trip reports and/or GPS Tracks.
  • Unsuccessful Ascent List: A badge of honor for real climbers--lessons learned when turning back.
  • Multiple Ascents List: A listing of all peaks climbed more than once.
  • Progressive Peak List: Time-ordered progressive lists for eight different metrics.
  • Unique Peaks and Peak Pairs: Peaks and peak pairs that no other registered site users have climbed.
  • Master Peak Map: Interactive worldwide map showing all peaks climbed, color-coded by elevation or prominence.

Social Networking

Reports showing a climber's buddies and other climbers. Click for More Info

Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Matthew McPherson.

  • Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by Matthew McPherson. Includes Query Lists created using the Query Tool, and "Pick-and-Choose" Lists created by selecting individual peaks.
  • Wish List: A list of unclimbed peaks that are high-priority and/or have immediate climbing plans.

Time-Period Summary Reports

These reports show number of peaks climbed, highest point reached, and other statistics grouped by year or month.



Born and raised in LA, most of my climbs take place in the San Gabriel Mountains. From time to time, I'm able to get away and head up to the Sierras, and I have several future climbs planned in the Cascades and Rockies as well.

I plan on creating a website dedicated to photos taken on my trips, but for now some of them are posted on Flickr:


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
San Gabriel 8000+91.7
San Gabriel Mountains Complete45.1
SGs 6000-800035.1
Sierra Club Lower Peaks Section20.5
Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section19.4
California 14,000-foot Peaks18.2
California 14ers16.7
Selected World City High Points16.7
High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail15.6
Chico Hiking Association Peak List13.3
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney14495USA-CA2011-08-31
Mount Langley14026USA-CA2013-08-05
Sawtooth Peak12343USA-CA2013-09-21
San Gorgonio Mountain11499USA-CA2011-09-25
Alta Peak11204USA-CA2010-09-25
San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA2010-08-27
Lassen Peak10457USA-CA2012-07-04
Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA2009-06-22
West Baldy9988USA-CA2011-08-14
Clouds Rest9926USA-CA2011-06-22
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney10075USA-CA2011-08-31
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA2010-08-27
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA2011-09-25
Mount San Antonio6224USA-CA2009-06-22
Lassen Peak5229USA-CA2012-07-04
Mount Baden-Powell2799USA-CA2010-11-14
Sandstone Peak2201USA-CA2010-06-02
Mount Lukens1794USA-CA2009-07-13
Strawberry Peak1604USA-CA2014-05-25
Peak 82481568USA-CA2012-08-27


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