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Ascent of Saddle Peak on 2015-02-02

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Jean Paul Toussaint
Date:Monday, February 2, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Saddle Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9159 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked Saddle with Jean Paul to ski the horizon line seen from the Schlasman's Chairlift. Avy danger was moderate and we didn't encounter a wind slab. There was 4" of new 5-6% powder snow. The first pitch coming down was 28 degrees which rolled over into 38 after a rock band. Jean Paul said it was the best run of his life.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:569 ft / 173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:130 ft / 39 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:569 ft / 173 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 439 ft / 134 m; Extra: 130 ft / 39m
    Loss on way in:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Ridge South
    Start Trailhead:Schlasman's Chairlift  8720 ft / 2657 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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