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Ascent of Mount Yale on 2017-12-31

Climber: Ellio Smellio

Date:Sunday, December 31, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Yale
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14196 ft / 4326 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at trailhead at 5:40 AM with Jonathan Scislow. Reached summit at 11:10 AM. Returned to trailhead at 4:40 PM. Almost exactly 11 hours on the trail. Slept/waited an hour for Jonathan Scislow to catch up (acclimation and new boots). Easy mountain in the summer but more difficult in the winter. Cold, windy 40 mph gusts and sustained 20 to 30 mph above treeline.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
Descent Statistics



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