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Ascent to Starlight Peak-Palisade Glacier on 2017-08-07

Climber: Derek Tse

Others in Party:Caroline Hsu
Ryan Huetter (guide)
Date:Monday, August 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Starlight Peak - Palisade Glacier
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13200 ft / 4023 m
    Remaining Elevation:1000 ft / 305 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Attempt to summit via Starlight Buttress was aborted upon the discovery of a distressed party which involved a fatality below Starlight Peak. Inyo SAR was notified via satellite phone and the surviving individual was rescued. The full report can be found on page 53 of the 2018 edition of Accidents in North American Climbing published by the American Alpine Club.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Guide, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear



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