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John Slayden

March 10, 1935 - Yonkers, NY / September 20, 1995 - Bedminster, NJ

John Slayden enjoyed hiking in the mountains of the Northeastern U.S., and he introduced his sons Greg, Glenn, and Keith to outdoor mountain adventures.

As a young boy, John spent several summers in the Adirondacks, climbing many of the High Peaks of that range. In college, his roommate Fred Bowden introduced him to hiking in the White Mountains of New Hamsphire, using the AMC hut system to make week-long trips. During three trips in 1960-1962 John and his wife Muriel climbed most of the major peaks in the Presidential and Franconia ranges with the Bowdens.

After the birth of their sons, the Slaydens returned to the White Mountains almost every year from 1974 to 1983, and John had climbed 29 of the New Hampshire 4000 foot peaks by 1981.


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Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks3062.5
AMC New Hampshire 4000-footers2960.4
Trailwright New Hampshire 4000 footers3447.2
New England 4000-foot Peaks3044.1
AMC New England 4000-footers2943.3
Peaks with Most Individual Summiters2142
Most Ascended Peaks2142
YMCA Alpine Club List (NH)3434
New Hampshire 3500-foot Peaks3029.4
AMC New England Hundred Highest2929
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Cerro de Monserrate10574Colombia1972-08-23
Clingmans Dome6643USA-TN/NC1980-07-21
Mount Washington6288USA-NH1975-08-05 a
Mount Adams5799USA-NH1975-08-07 a
Hurricane Hill5757USA-WA1991-08-21
Mount Jefferson5712USA-NH1975-08-06 b
Mount Clay5533USA-NH1975-08-06 a
Boott Spur5492USA-NH1975-08-05 b
Mount Monroe5372USA-NH1975-08-04 c
Mount Madison5366USA-NH1975-08-07 b
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Washington6148USA-NH1975-08-05 a
Clingmans Dome4503USA-TN/NC1980-07-21
Mount Lafayette3320USA-NH1976-08-26 c
Carter Dome2821USA-NH1977-08-25 a
Kinsman Mountain2398USA-NH1977-08-23 b
Mount Field1681USA-NH1974-08-08 b
South Twin1502USA-NH1976-08-24 c
Wildcat Mountain1034USA-NH1977-08-26 a
High Point883USA-NJ1978-08-07
Mount Adams861USA-NH1975-08-07 a
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