Ascent of South Bessemer on 2021-02-27

Climber: Maureen Seeley

Others in Party:Can't Find ClimberID br>Lori Winemuller
Xiulan Hu
Ehren Brav
Date:Saturday, February 27, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Bessemer
    Elevation:5028 ft / 1532 m

Ascent Trip Report

A great conditioner to do when avalanche conditions are high everywhere. A mostly sunny forecast was mostly cloudy but we did get a few sun breaks and nice territorial views of surrounding peaks, especially Russian Butte - looks so dramatic with the clouds swirling around it.

With all the new snow, trail breaking was a chore so we were fortunate to hook up with another group of 4 for a total of 11 people taking turns breaking the trail to the summit. Not sure either group would have made it without the other so it worked out perfectly.

It was warmer than expected due to the lack of wind. It was very calm except for a slight breeze at the summit

Roundtrip was a bit over 13 miles and just over 4,000' elevation gain. A little over 8 hours car to car.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Mostly cloudy with a few sun breaks

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