Ascent of Mount Galen on 2015-06-15

Climber: Nicholas Nelson

Date:Monday, June 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Galen
    Elevation:5022 ft / 1530 m

Ascent Trip Report

After obtaining backcountry permits from the NPS Backcountry Information Center at the eastern gate of Denali National Park & Preserve, we rode the Wonder Lake bus to a point 4 miles past Eielsen Visitor Center. Once dropped off, we set out relatively heading NE until we were partially up the slopes of the mountain. We veered to the left to obtain the ridge that juts SW from the primary summit of Mount Galen. We setup camp on the top of this ridge (obviously toward the northern side to avoid accidentally camping within view of the road; and thus not violating the NPS rules against such a camping situation). After completing setup of camp, we set off to hike to the summit of Mount Galen and return at 10pm to a still continuously sunny sky (20 hours of light, 4 hours of darkness at this time of year).
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Southwest Facet
Descent Statistics

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