Ascent of Gardner Mountain on 2015-05-21

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Fletcher Jordan and Heather Anderson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, May 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gardner Mountain
    Elevation:8898 ft / 2712 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with Fletcher Jordan and Heather Anderson after going up North Gardner. We descended from point 8487 several hundred feet and traversed snow and scree to one of the SW gulleys on Gardner. Beautiful views on this day but with looming thunderclouds we had to descend before noon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1411 ft / 429 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6998 ft / 2132 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Sunnny with afternoon Thunderstorms
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1011 ft / 308 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 411 ft / 126 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Loss on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:SW gully
    Start Trailhead:Pt 8487  8487 ft / 2586 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6398 ft / 1950 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5998 ft / 1829 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Wolf Creek
    End Trailhead:Pt 8487  2900 ft / 883 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Gardners (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Gardner Mountain2015-05-21 a6956 ft / 2120 m
2Gardner Mountain2015-05-21 b1411 ft / 430 m
Total Trip Gain: 8367 ft / 2550 m    Total Trip Loss: 8367 ft / 2550 m

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