Ascent to Broken Top-NW Ridge on 2013-10-18

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:James R
Wayne C
Date:Friday, October 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Broken Top - NW Ridge
    Elevation:8730 ft / 2660 m
    Remaining Elevation:445 ft / 136 m (12% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Turn around due to a knee injury to a party member as a precaution.
Overnight at TH down into the teens and around 60 during the day - perfect!
Some lingering snow from a storm the previous weekend.

One other pair on the peak, and about a dozen on the trail back to the TH who were heading toward the lakes.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3390 ft / 1032 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Route:Green Lakes to NW ridge
    Trailhead:Green Lakes TH  5440 ft / 1658 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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