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Ascent of Piz Palü on 2009-08-30

Climber: Gregory Teicher

Others in Party:Pascal (guide)
Date:Sunday, August 30, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Piz Palü
    Location:Italy/Switzerland
    Elevation:12812 ft / 3905 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1405 ft / 428 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3452 ft / 1051 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1339 ft / 408 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1011 ft / 309 m; Extra: 328 ft / 99m
    Loss on way in:328 ft / 99 m
    Route:Palü traverse
    Start Trailhead:Rif. Marco e Rosa  11801 ft / 3596 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3124 ft / 952 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3058 ft / 932 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Gain on way out:66 ft / 20 m
    End Trailhead:Diavolezza  9754 ft / 2973 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Piz Bernina - Piz Palü (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Piz Bernina2009-08-297464 ft / 2275 m
2Piz Palü2009-08-301405 ft / 428 m
Total Trip Gain: 8869 ft / 2703 m    Total Trip Loss: 6982 ft / 2128 m



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