Ascent of Mount Lyell on 2019-11-05

Climber: Dustin Wittmier

Date:Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lyell
    Elevation:13114 ft / 3997 m

Ascent Trip Report

GPX file is for the descent only as the round trip file had too many points to load. The first nine miles of the trip is through a meadow before beginning to ascend more steeply. Jog the meadow section, alpine start or consider camping for one night. Once at the split for Donohue Pass, continue cross country up mostly class 2 talus and slabs to the base of the Lyell Glacier. In early November, the glacier was icy but manageable with crampons on running shoes. The northwest ridge is solid 4th class and enjoyable. The days are short this time of year, I started at just after 10am and was benighted by about an hour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5015 ft / 1527 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5015 ft / 1527 m
    Round-Trip Distance:28.1 mi / 45.2 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4721 ft / 1438 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4427 ft / 1350 m; Extra: 294 ft / 89m
    Loss on way in:294 ft / 89 m
    Distance:14.1 mi / 22.7 km
    Route:JMT, Lyell Glacier, NW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lyell Canyon Trailhead  8687 ft / 2647 m
    Time:4 Hours 59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4721 ft / 1438 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4427 ft / 1350 m; Extra: 294 ft / 89m
    Gain on way out:294 ft / 89 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:NW Ridge, Lyell Glacier, JMT
    End Trailhead:Lyell Canyon Trailhead  8687 ft / 2647 m
    Time:4 Hours 21 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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