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Fellow Emeritus, The Explorers Club. Member, The American Alpine Club, the Adventurers Club of Chicago, the Islamic Near East Section of the American Oriental Society, and the Maria Montez Fan Club International. Four times awarded the Flag of The Explorers Club to carry on expedition. One of the six featured speakers at the 2002 Centennial Celebration of the American Alpine Club. Seven favorite climbs to date: Mt. Rainier in Washington; Orizaba, Popocatepetl, and Ixtaccihuatl in Mexico; and Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and the Monch in Switzerland. Like to bag peaks over 14,000 feet, wherever they may be. Currently working with the American Alpine Club to promote joint Iranian/American "peace climbs", both here and in Iran: the subject of my lecture at the AAC Centennial Celebration.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
Hawaii Wilderness High Points150
Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin240
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks2139.6 Colorado Fourteeners2237.9
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks2437.5
Customary Western USA Fourteeners2635.1
Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin - New Version233.3
Triple Crown CoHPs330
Fred Beckey's Great Peaks of the Continent1028.6
USA Lower 48 Range3 High Points628.6
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Pico de Orizaba18491Mexico-Pue/Ver1954-01-02
Volcán Popocatépetl17759Mexico-Pue/Mor/Mex1954-08
Volcán Iztaccíhuatl17103Mexico-Pue/Mex1955-04
Nevado de Toluca15354Mexico-Mex1955-04
Monte Rosa15203Switzerland1957-09-05
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA1953-09-10
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO1955-07
Mount Massive14421USA-CO1954-06-06
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA1955-08-04
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Pico de Orizaba16148Mexico-Pue/Ver1954-01-02
Mauna Kea13796USA-HI1951-07-29
Mount Rainier13246USA-WA1955-08-04
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA1953-09-10
Volcán Popocatépetl9951Mexico-Pue/Mor/Mex1954-08
Mount Shasta9762USA-CA1953-09-06
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO1955-07
Corno Grande8124Italy1958-07
Mount Adams8116USA-WA1955-07-31
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 53  (Rank #3781/19811)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 30  (Rank #857/19435)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 52  (Rank #3133/19159)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 54  (Rank #4947/23100)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 54  (Rank #4608/23011)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 54  (Rank #3671/21881)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 52  (Rank #3135/22089)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Distance:  mi  (Rank #4487/23100)Sum of all distance hiked
Days with Ascents: 24  (Rank #4203/21253)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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