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Ascent of Tempest Mountain on 2003-08-30

Climber: Marion Bauman

Others in Party:Steve Evans
Stuart Smith
Gary Fisher
Date:Saturday, August 30, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tempest Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:12469 ft / 3800 m

Ascent Trip Report

I actually failed on my main objective, Granite Peak. I had removed the sewn in insoles in my favorite (older) boots and replaced them with Superfeet insoles for better cushioning. While I had tested the "new" boots about 20 miles carrying moderate pack, my break-in had not been sufficient and the one day trip up and across Froze To Death Plateau had turned my feet into mincemeat. My three partners were successful on Granite Peak doing a long day on the Chimney Route. I had a leisurely day strolling up Tempest from the Plateau Camp.
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