Ascent of Little Tahoma on 2011-08-12

Climber: Les Zollbrecht

Others in Party:Austin Smith
Mark Smith
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Tahoma
    Elevation:11138 ft / 3394 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left high camp (located where Meany Crest meets the Fryingpan Glacier) at 6:00 and traversed to Whitman Gap (1.75 hours). Broke for snack on the windy gap (30 minutes) and then traversed to base of final snow headwall 45 minutes). Climbed the snow couloir to the rocky summit (3 hours) arriving at the summit in exactly 6 hours.

Left at 1:00
We made our way back to camp in 5 hours, broke camp and started down by 7:00 PM. Arrived at the trail head at 10:15 and drove home

This was a 23 hour day!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2838 ft / 865 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7238 ft / 2206 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2838 ft / 865 m
    Route:Fryingpan to Whitman Glacier
    Start Trailhead:Meany Crest  8300 ft / 2529 m
    Time:1 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7238 ft / 2206 m
    End Trailhead:Trailhead  3900 ft / 1188 m

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