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Ascent of Vesper Peak on 2020-05-23

Climber: Bob Burdalski

Date:Saturday, May 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vesper Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6214 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Heard multiple small avalanches/rockfalls on the way up Wirtz Basin. Identified one large cornice on one of the many rock spires near Sperry on the way up. We lost visibility a few moments later and heard a giant boom like a jet flying close overhead. Good amount of avalanche debris came cascading down the west side into the basin. When the clouds cleared up again the cornice was gone.

Constant postholing pretty much from the bottom of Headlee Pass to the summit, up to my crotch at places.
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