Ascent of Mount Whyte on 2019-08-05

Climber: Serguei Okountsev

Others in Party:Weiwei Yin
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whyte
    Elevation:9810 ft / 2990 m

Ascent Trip Report

The route is one of the most "civilized" - no bushwhack, not much crazy scree. Sustained class 3-4 with exposure. Marked with cairns and visible path most of the time. Loose rock everywhere. Contrary to what we both expected, the "first gully, if you fall you die" was not the crux. In front of us there was a group of three, with no helmets, wearing shorts and running shoes. Luckily, they gave up after just above the first traverse (the first gully). Ridgy part has two older bolted rappel stations, not sure if anyone would dare to rappel from those. That's where I grabbed a large block, which detached itself and flew straight down over the steep south face. This section we protected, so no worries. The exact location of the summit is hard to figure out without GPS, which we had. Very tight summit with not much room for taking "hero" photos. No summit register.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:class 4
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Serguei Okountsev
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