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Gordon MacLeod

July 26, 1924 - Witchita Falls, Texas / November 14, 2019 - Simi Valley, CA

Gordon MacLeod was a major force in the climbing and peakbagging communities in California for many decades of his long life. Deeply involved in the Sierra Club, he climbed hundreds of peaks in the Sierra Nevada and the US Southwest. Many remote summits still have registers placed by Gordon and his companion Barbara Lilley.

Paraphrased from the Sierra Club Website::

A former chair of the Desert Peaks Section and past vice chair of the Sierra Peaks Section, Gordon emerged as a leader in the 1960s and quickly exhibited remarkable skills in trip planning and execution. An engineer, Gordon expertly converted information taken from maps and emerging peak guides into successful trips in both the Sierra and desert. Rather than repeating climbs he'd already made, most of his trips were new experiences, which demanded exceptional leadership skills. After finishing the SPS, DPS and HPS lists, Gordon shifted much of his emphasis to other high points in the Southwest and possessed a heralded range of climbs in that region. He willingly imparted information gained from those independent explorations to today's leaders, thereby continuing to contribute to the Angeles Chapter's outings program.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section247100
Sierra Sampler List100100
Hundred Peaks Section Star Emblem Peaks50100
Sierra Peaks Section Mountaineers Peaks35100
Utah County High Points29100
Nevada County Prominence Peaks17100
Nevada County High Points17100
Porcella/Burns California Fourteeners15100
Arizona County Prominence Peaks15100
Arizona County High Points15100
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Pico de Orizaba18491Mexico-Pue/Ver1963-12-28
Volcán Popocatépetl17759Mexico-Pue/Mor/Mex1963-12-26
Volcán Iztaccíhuatl17103Mexico-Pue/Mex1963-12-27
Nevado de Toluca15354Mexico-Mex1963-12-25
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA1959-09-06
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO1981-07-31
Mount Massive14421USA-CO1981-08-01
Mount Harvard14420USA-CO1979-08-02
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA1965-08-15
Mount Williamson14373USA-CA1963-09-15
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver1963-12-28
Mount Rainier13246USA-WA1965-08-15
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA1959-09-06
Volcán Popocatépetl9951Mexico-Pue/Mor/Mex1963-12-26
Mount Shasta9762USA-CA1965-08-17
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO1981-07-31
Nevado de Colima8858Mexico-Jal1963-12-24
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA1962-08-12
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA1961-08-20
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV1965-06-12
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 574  (Rank #21/22432)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 71  (Rank #103/22012)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 1908  (Rank #5/21660)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 3815  (Rank #24/25944)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 3744  (Rank #9/25847)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 2269  (Rank #16/24512)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 3098  (Rank #6/24790)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Distance:  mi  (Rank #5003/25944)Sum of all distance hiked
Days with Ascents: 362  (Rank #13/23952)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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