Ascent to Mount Baden-Powell-one mile past Windy Gap on 2015-03-14

Climber: Marc Alifanz

Date:Saturday, March 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Baden-Powell - one mile past Windy Gap
    Elevation:8600 ft / 2621 m
    Remaining Elevation:799 ft / 243 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Started from Islip Saddle trailhead (road was closed beyond that point, despite seeing no snow on the road). Traveling on business, I was not well provisioned, and had only my running sneakers. There was a good amount of snow on the way up to Windy Gap (mostly north facing), but most was on flat terrain or had good footholds. I made it a mile past Windy Gap, but at that point I hit a snow field that was simply too much to handle given my equipment. I turned back and did manage to summit Mount Islip (8250'), which had some lingering snow, but was very manageable. I expect given the temperatures around here that this will be much easier in a week or two.
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