Ascent of Brian Head on 2010-03-18

Climber: Greg Bramlet

Others in Party:Solo ascent
Date:Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brian Head
    Elevation:11307 ft / 3446 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter ascent; deep snow below summit field; tendency to sink about 3 feet. Trying to outrace approaching storm from the northwest. last 30 minutes stinging snow.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Good until snowstorm hit
Ascent Statistics
    Route:West spur to SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:South of Vista Point Rd.  
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:SW Ridge to West spur
    End Trailhead:South of Vista Point Rd  
    Time:2 Hours 10 Minutes

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