Ascent to Starlight Peak-Palisade Glacier on 2017-08-07
|Others in Party:||Caroline Hsu|
Ryan Huetter (guide)
|Date:||Monday, August 7, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Starlight Peak - Palisade Glacier|
| Elevation:||13200 ft / 4023 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||1000 ft / 305 m (100% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAttempt 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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