Ascent of Borah Peak on 2018-07-27

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Friday, July 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Borah Peak
    Elevation:12662 ft / 3859 m

Ascent Trip Report

Met up with Marc Hanselman from Sawtooth guides at just before 5am. Off and hiking at 506am, perfect conditions full moon and 40's at the base. Steady climbing passing the few that started before us. Could feel the altitude as we'd come from sea-level the day before. Roped up just before Chicken-out Ridge. Marc did a great job talking us through each little section. We took our time and had little trouble. Crossing the snow after the ridge was crazy! Anyone doing that without rope (or an ax) is chancing a PLUNGE. Unroped after that and then steady climbing to the top. A guy and gal doing the run/walk aiming for a PR went by on the last part. We reached the top in 3:27. Took 16 minutes on top taking pics and a bit of Gatorade (I drank 1 liter of water, a few sips of Gatorade, and 3 gels). Climb down was uneventful, actually a bit easier on the ridge except there were a lot of folks out there at this time. We jogged down pretty much the rest of the way after the ridge. Down in 2:57 for a total round trip of 6:40. Went for an afternoon run on the Arco track (home of the Butte Pirates!) and an early evening run on the bike path in Arco. Pretty long day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5262 ft / 1603 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:standard route
    Trailhead:TH  7400 ft / 2255 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Guide
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 57 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dave Dunham
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