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Ascent of Mount Lamarck on 1983-07-18

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Rick Chval
Al Craun
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 18, 1983
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lamarck
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13417 ft / 4089 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip started out as a week long backpack to climb peaks located in Evolution Valley. However, our group turned around at Lake 11623' in upper Darwin Canyon after four days of slugging it out in extensive snow, some of which required an ice ax and crampons to walk on in the morning, and by the afternoon was hard to walk on soft snow. Rick, Al and I did manage to climb Mount Lamarck on the third day on the way out from about 200' below the southwest side of Lamarck Col by contouring up to the summit from just below the peak's south ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5540 ft / 1688 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5540 ft / 1687 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15.2 mi / 24.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5540 ft / 1688 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4160 ft / 1268 m; Extra: 1380 ft / 420m
    Loss on way in:1380 ft / 420 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:S. ridge from Lamarck Col
    Start Trailhead:North Lake  9257 ft / 2821 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4160 ft / 1267 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:S. ridge to Lamarck Col
    End Trailhead:North Lake  9257 ft / 2821 m



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