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Ascent to Telescope Peak-North Ridge on 2010-11-13

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Matthew Hengst
Christine Soskins
Date:Saturday, November 13, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Telescope Peak - North Ridge
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10000 ft / 3048 m
    Remaining Elevation:1048 ft / 319 m (9% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Toughest day hike of my life - below sea level to over 10,000 ft. Missed the summit because as I gained the ridge in below freezing temperatures after walking up 10,000 vertical feet in 12 hours I just ran out of energy. The choice was either hike another 5 miles to the car or hike 1.5 miles up to the peak followed by 6.5 miles to the car. I ended up doing the 5 miles to the car - barely. I practically crawled to the trailhead - rough day...

Started at 5am and got to the car at 8pm. Christine and Matt made the summit and were at the car about an hour and a half behind me. We only ran into 2 guys coming off the summit right as we hit the ridgeline around 10,000 ft. They graciously took a picture of all 3 of us.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10653 ft / 3246 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:10653 ft / 3246 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Hanaupah Canyon
    Trailhead:Shorty's Well  -253 ft / -77 m
    Time Up:14 Hours 
Descent Statistics



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