Ascent of Mount Adams on 1997-08-02

Climber: Jan Triska

Others in Party:Lee Chai Lau
Robert Prochazka
Date:Saturday, August 2, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams
    Elevation:12276 ft / 3741 m

Ascent Trip Report

A beautiful day out on a big Cascades' volcano. Extremely big elevation gain (1900m) and a long slog up the glacier and snow slopes, but not a particularly difficult climb, compared to other Cascades peaks. This was my intro to the region and it got me hooked on these kinds of trips, i.e. big days out in a terrain approaching mountaineering but still relatively easy, not requiring a lot of gear. My pals Rob and Lee Chai have good memories of the climb, too. Camping at the base of the mountain after the ascent, we drove out the next morning...and headed to climb Mt. St. Helen's.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6234 ft / 1900 m
    Elevation Loss:6234 ft / 1900 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, with occass
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
excellent sunny day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6234 ft / 1900 m
    Route:Standard Route
    Trailhead:6042 ft / 1841 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:6234 ft / 1900 m
    Route:same as ascent
    Trailhead:6042 ft / 1841 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 

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