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Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2013-07-27

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Troy Baker
Date:Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:10056 ft / 3065 m

Ascent Trip Report

First day climb to head of Russell Glacier and camp. Glacier crossing was quick and easy, we left the trailhead at Whitewater Creek around 6am and made camp around 2pm. Second day, up the northwest ridge. Did pretty good until crossing the knife edge ridge on the north horn (truly a knife edge). Following the knife edge was what I would consider highly exposed climbing up and across the southwest face of the north horn, which we started into and came to a stop on a higher ledge, where we needed to face climb up towards the top of the horn which I wasn't ready for.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6000 ft / 1829 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6000 ft / 1829 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Russell Glacier / NW Ridge
    Trailhead:4056 ft / 1236 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km



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