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Ascent of Mount Russell on 2019-08-23

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Others in Party:Kevin Mauge
Date:Friday, August 23, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Russell
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14088 ft / 4294 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up the North side of the Russell bowl then cut up to the ridge at the saddle east of Russell. The ridge has a few exposed moves but it class 2-3 most of the way. Great spot at the summit for taking a break.
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Our route up Russell with green being class 1-2 and yellow being class 3 (2019-08-23). Photo by Aaron Kissel.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5268 ft / 1605 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5268 ft / 1605 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.8 mi / 20.6 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5268 ft / 1605 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:South Bowl to East Ride
    Start Trailhead:8820 ft / 2688 m
    Time:3 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5268 ft / 1605 m
    Distance:9.8 mi / 15.7 km
    Route:East Ridge to Whitney-Russell Pass
    End Trailhead:8820 ft / 2688 m
    Time:8 Hours 25 Minutes



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