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Ascent to Quandary Peak-12,524 feet on 2020-11-28

Climber: Robert Levy

Date:Saturday, November 28, 2020
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Quandary Peak - 12,524 feet
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12524 ft / 3817 m
    Remaining Elevation:1741 ft / 530 m (52% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the McCullough Gulch Trail, continued down and added an extra three miles to the hike. Got very lost and eventually found the path. At 11,500 feet, altitude sickness started to kick in and caused myself to get a bad headache. I continued to 12,524 feet before turning around. A very close summit attempt, with an 8 mile hike stopping less than a mile out from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1580 ft / 481 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1580 ft / 481 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Headlamp
    Weather:Frigid, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1580 ft / 481 m
    Loss on way in:1580 ft / 481 m
    Time:3 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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