Ascent of Pikes Peak on 2008-11-13

Climber: Matt Whittaker

Date:Thursday, November 13, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pikes Peak
    Elevation:14110 ft / 4300 m

Ascent Trip Report

Via Barr Trail. Hiked roughly 7 miles to Barr Camp on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. Stayed the night there. Up a 5 a.m. Thursday, on trail by 5:30 a.m., summited around 12:30 after 6 mile hike. Stopped at Barr Camp on way down. Then back to car, after 13 mile hike from summit, around 7 p.m. Decent weather Thursday, some clouds. Windy above treeline. Forecast said gusts of 35 mph. Had to brace against the gusts to keep from getting knocked off feet. Thankfully not very cold.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp

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