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Ascent to Little Tahoma-9500 on 2021-04-13

Climber: Nick Magill

Date:Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Little Tahoma - 9500
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9500 ft / 2895 m
    Remaining Elevation:1638 ft / 499 m (29% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Conditions were optimal for the Paradise approach to Little Tahoma, which saves some elevation gain compared with the standard route but can only be done safely while the glacier snow bridges on the lower Ingraham are in good shape, usually winter and early spring. We ascended to 9,500' just below Camp Muir. This is the point where we would turn right onto the Paradise Glacier and then the lower Ingraham. We had a teammate that was not feeling well so we decided to turn back at this point and save Little T for another day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Paradise Traverse
    Trailhead:Paradise  5400 ft / 1645 m
    Grade/Class:II
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfect weather



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