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Ascent of Mount Adams on 2010-06-26

Climber: Dan Miles

Others in Party:Dave Reis
Date:Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:12276 ft / 3741 m

Ascent Trip Report

Overnight climb of Adams. Road snowed in at 4800'. eft car at 4:30 and climbed to South Butte first evening for camp at 7,600'. On the trail at 3:30 am next morning, reached lunch counter 9,300' at 5:15, skinned until 10,200'when I switched to boot campons and tossed Dave my ski crampons. Reached the top of Piker's Peak 11,440' at 7:55 am. Hung out at Pikers for a while to give the sun time too work it's magic on the snow, then pushed on to the true summit at 12,220 at 9:30. Skiied down fast and furious and was at the camp by 10:30am. Packed up and was on the road by 1:30pm after some questionable skiing through the many tree wells.

Awesome climb!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:7476 ft / 2278 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Trailhead:4800 ft / 1463 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Good Stuff!



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