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Ascent to Lone Pine Peak-10,900' on 2011-05-15

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Sunday, May 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Lone Pine Peak - 10,900'
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10900 ft / 3322 m
    Remaining Elevation:2044 ft / 623 m (9% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Meysan Lakes TH ~8100', followed trail, hit snow at about 9700', ice axe for steep slopes, climbed with full winter packs to camp at 10,900'. Very windy, about 18 degrees at Happy Hour. Wind gusting eventually to 60MPH. Started snowing at 1am. Wind gusts continued. Called climb off. Packed at 8:30am, 10 degrees, snowing, very low visibility. Glissaded most of the way down to dirt where we rejoined trail. Out at noon. Weather cleared, but wind still obviously gusting at summit.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Extremely Windy



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