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Ascent of McClellan Peak on 2009-10-11

Climber: Milda Tautvydas

Date:Sunday, October 11, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McClellan Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8364 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

With David Salinger. Left Seattle at 5:20 AM to get in line for the permit lotto. Got one for Colchuck lake. Camped in Colchuck Lake zone below Asgaard pass. Got to pass in 3 hours, despite arctic air mass (temps in 20s, overnight 8-12 F!) and ice / snow in the boulders up Asgaard. Hiked around plateau on Saturday. Spent a cozy night in the arctic air. Sunday had an icy / chilly hike down the plateau, up McClellan (some new snow and ice on N face ascent), as well as ice and snow on the Snow Creek trail exit. Paid two young male fellow hikers $20.00 bucks to shuttle Dave back to our car at Stuart Lake TH.

Side note: Met John and Annie on the plateau and again at the trailhead. Got John a ride to his car on our $20.00 as well. Annie is PhD candidate at the UW in Geography.
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