Ascent of Francs Peak on 2014-09-03

Climber: Grant Myers

Others in Party:John Stolk
Date:Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Francs Peak
    Elevation:13153 ft / 4009 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went Meadow Creek route because of fresh snow. Very windy & cold on plateau, 70-90 mph wind gusts made for some unpleasantness. Snow wasn't deep enough to cause problems, just the wind which knocked me to the ground on the descent & blew off John's glasses. Longest time I've been out in high winds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5460 ft / 1663 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 212 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18.5 mi / 29.8 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5110 ft / 1557 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4760 ft / 1451 m; Extra: 350 ft / 106m
    Loss on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 14.9 km
    Start Trailhead:8393 ft / 2558 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:350 ft / 106 m
    Gain on way out:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 14.9 km

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