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Ascent of Varden Peak on 2013-08-31

Climber: Grant Myers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Varden Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2129 m / 6986 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Started near Varden Creek on HWY20 & bushwhacked up a slight ridge.
Fairly brushy & downed trees almost to the top where there are great views of Silver Star & many other summits. Hard to stay on route on the way down & got into worse brush.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1219 m / 4000 ft
    Distance:11.3 km / 7 mi
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1204 m / 3950 ft
    Extra Loss:15 m / 50 ft
    Distance:5.6 km / 3.5 mi
    Trailhead:940 m / 3086 ft
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:15 m / 50 ft
    Distance:5.6 km / 3.5 mi
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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