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Ascent of Blanca Peak on 2016-09-10

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Date:Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blanca Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14345 ft / 4372 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dayhiked from Lake Como trailhead. Hiked via Northwest Face. Interesting to see the various distance different 4 wheel rigs got.
Summit ridge cloaked in clouds - visibility poor. Some people were turning around. But I thought too cold for lightning. Cold and windy on top. Bad headache on way down as first 14,000 peak of the year.
Last of 57 5K ultraprominent peaks for me!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6360 ft / 1939 m
    Distance:16.1 mi / 25.9 km
    Route:Northwest Face
    Trailhead:Lake Como trailhead  7985 ft / 2433 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble



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