Ascent of Mount Russell on 2019-08-23
|Others in Party:||Kevin Mauge|
|Date:||Friday, August 23, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14088 ft / 4294 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWent 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.
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|
| 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|
| 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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