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Ascent to Mount Margaret-South Ridge on 1996-12-23

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Mountaineers Ski Trip
Date:Monday, December 23, 1996
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Margaret - South Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5165 ft / 1574 m
    Remaining Elevation:395 ft / 120 m (13% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Backcountry tree skiing in concrete snow on substandard gear (Ramer bindings, Kofflach boots, narrow skis)--definitely not my finest hour as a skier. I had trouble making turns down low where the snow was heavy. The weather was pretty bad, too. We made it to the ridge only (Point 5165) and clearly there was no point in going further.

A fun group of Mountaineers though--I carpooled with a guy who came to my apartment on the bus with his skis and everything! I felt sorry for him and gave him a ride to his U-district place on the way home.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2605 ft / 794 m
    Elevation Loss:2605 ft / 794 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2605 ft / 794 m
    Route:Bushwhack
    Trailhead:Gold Creek Sno-Park  2560 ft / 780 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2605 ft / 794 m
    Trailhead:Gold Creek Sno-Park  2560 ft / 780 m



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