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Ascent of Mount Fremont North on 2018-07-28

Climber: Robert Jenner

Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Fremont North
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7317 ft / 2230 m

Ascent Trip Report

My friend, Alex, and I made this trek on a early Saturday morning in late July. After departing a one-third full parking lot at the Sunrise Visitor Center, we took the upper Sourdough trail straight for the Fremont lookout. Weather and visibility were exceedingly perfect. Arriving at the lookout and finding just three other hikers, we took a short rest, snapped some photos, then headed south off trail towards Mount Fremont, passing over the broad summit of the northern peak enroute. Travel across the treeless terrain was mostly easy. As we neared the summit, we encountered a few rocky outcroppings that required picking our way around. The final push to the summit steepens and becomes a short scramble. A break at the top for photos and snacks, then we continued south along the ridge towards the two eastern Mount Fremont peaks. After attaining the western-most east peak, we were able to evaluate the steep scramble required to summit the second east peak. The steepness of the slope angle and loose rock convinced us to save this adventure for another day. We returned by continuing southeast to converge with the lookout trail, descending a steep talus slope in the process. If I had a do-over, I would have descended closer to the east side of Frozen Lake. Throughout the day, we saw pika, lots of ground squirrels (who surprisingly did not beg for food), and mountain goat tracks and scat.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1111 ft / 338 m
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Sunny, mild temps, good visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1111 ft / 338 m
    Route:Approach from fire lookout
    Start Trailhead:6206 ft / 1891 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Jenner
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