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Ascent of Vesper Peak on 2015-04-18

Climber: Diana Yuen

Others in Party:John G
Barb M
Date:Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vesper Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6214 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Snow from about 4000' on? Warm day - snow on ascent to Headlee Pass was very slushy; concern about descent. Fortunately a Boealps party of 30 came through afterwards and stripped much of the snow to dirt. Bluebird skies everywhere. New snow dump about a week prior; recent avy debris in Headlee Pass gully 2-3 days old. Not enough snow elsewhere to avy.

Three stream crossings, one major over rocks and slippery log.

Snowshoes would have been helpful. Only brought microspikes.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe



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