Ascent of Eldorado Peak on 1997-09-20

Climber: Milda Tautvydas

Date:Saturday, September 20, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eldorado Peak
    Elevation:8868 ft / 2702 m

Ascent Trip Report

1997-09-20 summitted w/ Jeff Ranish, Jeremy Allyn, David Salinger, went on to check out Klawatti and the Flower Tower Power route, etc. ; 1999-05-23 skied with Pat Timson and Barbara Winkler via Sahale Arm (skied Sahale and camped), then traversed across Boston Basin over Torment col to Elderado and skied Elderado from the summit, then down the boulder field below hammered ridge, and hiked from below the boulder field out to car. We had excellent conditions. On 2000-07-09 east ridge to summit w/ Jeff, Jeremy, Justin and Dave – went to do Dorado Needle too, but got stormed off the needle just shy of summit (white out and rain...difficult return in white out on glacier); 2007-04-30 skied as day trip with Dave, which took 8.5 hours round trip car to car, and skied cold powder off summit, then corn on south face descent. On approach, saw a wolf appear on hammered ridge, then it ran across basin from hammered ridge to Torment’s south ridge – could ski to the bottom of the boulder field / forest – excellent conditions that day: powder on N facing and corn on south facing but was very icy on south facing for the ascent (had to take skis off and replace with crampons). Have skied Eldo a few times since.
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