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Mount Mallory

Coordinates: 36°32′56″N 118°15′46″W / 36.548824°N 118.2628674°W / 36.548824; -118.2628674
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Mount Mallory
Mount Mallory centered, from Mt. Whitney
Highest point
Elevation13,851 ft (4,222 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence722 ft (220 m)[1]
Parent peakMount LeConte[2]
Coordinates36°32′56″N 118°15′46″W / 36.548824°N 118.2628674°W / 36.548824; -118.2628674[5]
Mount Mallory is located in California
Mount Mallory
Mount Mallory
LocationInyo / Tulare counties, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Whitney
First ascent1925 by Norman Clyde[6]
Easiest routeEast Slopes, class 2[7]

Mount Mallory is a mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. The boundary between Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park runs across the summit. The peak was named in memory of George H. Leigh Mallory, of the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, who was lost on Mount Everest, June, 1924. Norman Clyde advanced Mallory's and Andrew Irvine's names following their loss after attaining the highest altitude reached by a mountain climber.[5][6]


Mount Mallory is located southeast of Mount Whitney, and is flanked to the north by Mount Irvine, and to the southeast by Mount LeConte. The southwest side, in Tulare County, is in Sequoia National Park. The north and east sides, in Inyo County, are in the John Muir Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest.


There are several routes typically used to climb Mount Mallory. It can be climbed from the East via Green Pass from the Meysan Lake Trailhead, or it can be climbed from the west via Arc Pass. The East slopes present the most obvious route, and the mountain is often climbed in conjunction with Mount Irvine.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Mallory, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  2. ^ "Key Col for Mount Mallory". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  4. ^ "Western States Climbers Qualifying Peak List". Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  5. ^ a b "Mount Mallory". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  6. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  7. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 60. ISBN 978-0898869712.

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