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Ascent of Saddle Peak on 2012-01-09

Climber: alex slader

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, January 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Saddle Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9159 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

At last, made the ridge traverse this winter from the college "M" to Bridger bowl. Hiked up before sunrise, gained the spine and could see east just as the sun rose. encountered wind on ridge (was expected, nothing too bad) and had minimal scrambling, sinking.. followed a bootpack all the way, baldy, saddle, right to the top of slushman's! ridge was closed cus of low snow year.. discussed hike with ski patrol. i think they were surprised to see me coming from saddle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Windy, Clear
near perfect day on the ridge
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:traversed the ridge north
    Start Trailhead:the M  5159 ft / 1572 m
    Time:6 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Snowboard
    End Trailhead:Schlassman's lift  



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