Ascent of Big Chiwaukum on 2013-07-19

Climber: Chad Painter

Others in Party:KMP
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Big Chiwaukum
    Elevation:8000 ft / 2438 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our 14 week old provided a rough night the night before and we did not exactly get an alpine start. Three tips for when we come back and try again:
1) Stay high in the west basin.
2) Stay low on the summit ridge.
3) Factor in at least 1.5 hours on route for breast pumping.
4) There will be snow at the notch so you don't have to carry ice packs to keep the milk cold.
5) Get on the trail before 1pm. Reaching the notch before the summit block with evening (8pm) shadows made what is purportedly a class 2 ramp look exceedingly ominous, along with the prospect of down climbing it all in the dark. A year ago we'd have gone for it, but we elected today to turn back and get home to our little bundle of joy!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6600 ft / 2011 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6600 ft / 2011 m
    Extra Loss:1560 ft / 475 m
    Trailhead:2960 ft / 902 m
    Time Up:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Chad Painter
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