Ascent of Mount Peale-Northwest Peak on 2015-04-18

Climber: Darren Knezek

Date:Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Peale-Northwest Peak
    Elevation:12240 ft / 3730 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked in from the Geyser Pass Winter Sports Trailhead. Down into the Gold Basin and then up th North Ridge of Tukunikivatz in full winter conditions. Hiked down to the saddle and cliumbed through The Razor Fang. A lightning storm was coming in from the northwest and we had to hightail it out of there with Peale unsummited.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4140 ft / 1261 m
    Elevation Loss:4140 ft / 1261 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4140 ft / 1261 m
    Extra Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:North Ridge of Tukunikivatz
    Trailhead:8600 ft / 2621 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Trailhead:8600 ft / 2621 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 

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