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Ascent of Asahi-dake on 2019-03-05

Climber: Nick Logel

Others in Party:Ann Carlin
Arran Nicol
Date:Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Asahi-dake
    Location:Japan
    Elevation:7516 ft / 2290 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great time at Asahi-dake with Ann and a new friend, Arran. Peak started out clear, but clouds lowered to about 2100m on the way up, and about 1800m on the way down. Used crampons on the upper 2/3rds of the ridge and after summit, dropped a bulletproof ice chute about 2/3rds down the ascent ridge. Deposited us into nice soft snow in the crater and clouds cleared to show us some amazing views of the lower fumaroles. Spent the rest of the day taking laps around the lower area. Oh yeah, wind up high was super strong.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2267 ft / 690 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2267 ft / 690 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Minimal visibility near summit and on way down. 50mph winds at places along the ridge.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2267 ft / 690 m
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:5249 ft / 1599 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2267 ft / 690 m
    Route:West Ridge into Crater
    End Trailhead:5249 ft / 1599 m



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