Ascent of Monte Perdido on 2013-07-17
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 17, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||10984 ft / 3347 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted at Col de Tentes, then up to Refuge de Sarradets. Got chased back to refuge by lightning strikes on the peaks above. Crossed the Brecha de Rolando and then on to Refugio de Goriz with passing showers.
Electrical storms kept the rest of the day interesting.
Big tasty dinner at Goriz then an early night. It's worth booking ahead, as the next night the hut was full.
Up the track to Lago Helado then up steepening snow slopes to the summit ridge. Hail showers and no view thanks to pea soup clag. Back to the hut and then a speedy hike out to the Bujaruelo.
There were several other small parties, one larger group roped up and another person out solo.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5709 ft / 1740 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||8688 ft / 2647 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Raining, Hot, Windy|
| Gain on way in:||5709 ft / 1740 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 3740 ft / 1140 m; Extra: 1969 ft / 600m|
| Loss on way in:||1969 ft / 600 m|
| Route:||NW col, via Lago Helado|
| Start Trailhead:||Col de Tentes 7244 ft / 2207 m|
| Time:||1 Days 3 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||6719 ft / 2047 m|
| Distance:||12.4 mi / 20 km|
| End Trailhead:||Bujaruelo valley 4265 ft / 1299 m|
| Time:||8 Hours |
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