Ascent to Pisang Peak-Half way cairn on 2009-11-11

Climber: Craig Knelsen

Others in Party:Climbing sirdar
assistant guide

----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Pisang Peak - Half way cairn
    Elevation:4999 m / 16404 ft
    Remaining Elevation:1092 m / 3580 ft (49% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

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Summit attempt aborted due to weather.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1129 m / 3707 ft
    Elevation Loss:1129 m / 3707 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 3, PD-
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Porters, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, White-out
Snow storm, white-out conditions
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1129 m / 3707 ft
    Route:Multi/single track to base camp, snow hike to half
    Trailhead:Ghyaru, Nepal  3870 m / 12697 ft
    Time Up:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1129 m / 3707 ft
    Route:Snow part way down
    Trailhead:Ghyaru, Nepal  3870 m / 12697 ft
    Time Down:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Annapurna Circuit (18 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1(Attempt) Pisang Peak2009-11-11

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