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Ascent of Mount Buckner on 2019-06-24

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Buckner
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9114 ft / 2777 m

Ascent Trip Report

Long day with brother Josh. Used Greg Slayden's GPS tracks. Started at 8, arrived at Sahale by noon. Dropped into Horseshoe basin via snow and class 2 slabs. Played a game of Horse shoes in the basin then followed tracks. I struggled but we summited by 7 and got back to horseshoe basin via glissade in minutes. Took the class 3/4 rib back to Sahale via headlamp due to ice on our original route and slogged to the cascade pass TH arriving at 3am. Many thanks to a climber who went up the previous day for steps in the ice
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7614 ft / 2319 m
    Extra Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Route:Sahale Camp/ Horseshoe Basin
    Trailhead:Cascade Pass  3500 ft / 1066 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Headlamp
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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