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Pat Hadley is happy to be atop Humphreys, a tough Sierra thirteener (2013-06-08).
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Pat Hadley: September 28, 1958 – August 22, 2013

Pat Hadley, 54, of Yorba Linda, CA, died August 22, 2013 as a result of a fall while on Diamond North Peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She was participating in the annual Sierra Challenge.

Pat was an incredible athlete. She was a member of the U.S. World Championship Mountain Biking Team between the years of 1993-1995 and placed 4th in the world championships in 1994 and 5th in 1995. She also competed in the first unofficial Women’s World Cup Soccer Tournament in Brazil in 1993 where the U.S. received 2nd place.

Pat always had a passion for nature but truly began peakbagging in the late 2000s after climbing around 20 of Colorado’s 14ers in the early 1980s. She wasn’t list obsessed as many of us are, but would climb anything, anytime, anywhere. She had climbed almost all of the California 14ers, Mt. Rainier, and many, many peaks in the Sierra Nevada and the deserts of the southwest.

Since Pat was such a competitor, she loved participating in the annual Sierra Challenge, an unofficial event held each August in the Sierra Nevada where participants dayhike to different peaks each day for 10 days in a row. It’s a grueling challenge that Pat both loved and excelled in. She was always near the front of the pack (if not leading outright) yet seemed to be suffering much less than the others; many of whom were 25 years her junior. Pat always had a cheerful disposition and was the first to offer words of inspiration and encouragement.

While she loved being outdoors in any capacity, Pat would always say that some of her greatest achievements in life were to have worked with such wonderful young people while coaching high school track and cross-country. She clearly had an influence on many people’s lives as evidenced by the crowds that showed up at Valencia High School for her memorial. It was sad but at the same time inspiring to see that she had affected so many family members, friends, students, and faculty. Pat's true gift was in how she inspired all those around her to be better at all they do. Her positive attitude and ability to always find the good in her students as well as the ability to turn a challenge into an achievable goal set her in a class by herself.

Pat's presence is severely missed by those of us that had the extreme privilege to hike with her.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

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List# Done% Complete
California 14,000-foot Peaks1090.9
Desert Peaks Section Emblem Peaks685.7
San Bernardino Nine Peak Challenge666.7
Sierra Peaks Section Emblem Peaks960
California 13,500-foot Peaks2444.4
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks2539.1
Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section3132.3
USA Lower 48 Range3 High Points628.6
Nevada Peaks Club Emblem Peaks228.6
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks1528.3
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Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section1
Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section1
California 14,000-foot Peaks1
California 13,500-foot Peaks1
Sierra Peaks Section Emblem Peaks1
Sierra Peaks Section Mountaineers Peaks1
Desert Peaks Section Emblem Peaks1
Sierra Sampler List2
Sierra Club Lower Peaks Committee2
Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section2
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA1984-09
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO1982-07-01
Mount Massive14421USA-CO1982-07-03
Mount Harvard14420USA-CO1982-07-11
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA2012-07-09
Mount Williamson14373USA-CA2013-07-21
La Plata Peak14336USA-CO1982-07-05
Mount Lincoln14286USA-CO1982-07-09
Mount Antero14269USA-CO1982-07-13
Mount Evans14264USA-CO1982-06-30
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA2012-07-09
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA1984-09
Mount Shasta9762USA-CA2013-05-24
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO1982-07-01
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA2012-11-10
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA2012-07-22
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV2013-04-13
White Mountain Peak7196USA-CA2006-06-30
Mount San Antonio6224USA-CA2012-07-16
Telescope Peak6168USA-CA2009-05-29
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