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Ascent of Mount Kaweah on 1988-06-24

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 24, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Kaweah
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13802 ft / 4206 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Sierra Peaks Section trip led by Bill T. Russell and Bill Gray. On day one, the group backpacked in from Mineral King over Glacier and Black Rock Passes to the Big Arroyo, where we set up camp. On day two, the group day hiked Mount Kaweah via the High Sierra trail and the peak's class 1 south slope. On day three, we made an unsuccessful attempt on Black Kaweah (please see my 06-25-1988 Black Kaweah report) and, on day four, the group backpacked out to Mineral King over Blackrock and Glacier Passes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:12200 ft / 3717 m
    Total Elevation Loss:12200 ft / 3717 m
    Round-Trip Distance:36 mi / 57.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9100 ft / 2773 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6000 ft / 1828 m; Extra: 3100 ft / 944m
    Loss on way in:3100 ft / 944 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Route:South slope
    Start Trailhead:Mineral King/Glacier Pass  7802 ft / 2378 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:9100 ft / 2773 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 6000 ft / 1828 m; Extra: 3100 ft / 944m
    Gain on way out:3100 ft / 944 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Route:South slope
    End Trailhead:Mineral King/Glarier Pass  7802 ft / 2378 m



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