Ascent of Lassen Peak on 2010-01-17

Climber: Chiky De Las Torres

Others in Party:Sara C.
Date:Sunday, January 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Lassen Peak
    Elevation:8811 ft / 2685 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked out to Helen Lake on a beautiful day (Jan 15), but it started snowing during the night and continued through our summit attempt the next day. The wind got worse and worse the higher we climbed and we decided to give it up at the base of the southeast ridge. This was our second consecutive failed attempt at a winter ascent of Lassen... but we'll be back to try again soon.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2511 ft / 764 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2511 ft / 764 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Trailhead:Southwest park entrance  6700 ft / 2042 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Lassen Attempt #2 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1(Attempt) Diamond Peak2010-01-16
2(Attempt) Lassen Peak2010-01-17

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