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Ascent of Mount Evans on 2012-05-28

Climber: Nicholas Harper-Johnston

Date:Monday, May 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Evans
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14264 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up to go skiing down its north face, there really wasn't enough snow on the top of the chute to ski into it, but I hiked in anyways. So I had the sketchiest descent into a ski line of my life, 45 minutes and 50 feet later, I began to ski down and could go almost to the summit lake, at about 12,900 elevation. And another skier told me at the bottom I was the first person he had seen or heard of drop in without ropes in the summer. So I definitely got lucky and made some stupid choices, but it was the first 14er I've skied off of. 55 to go...I think I'll stick to skiing them in the winter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1350 ft / 411 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Start Trailhead:14164 ft / 4317 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1350 ft / 411 m
    End Trailhead:12914 ft / 3936 m



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