Ascent of Mount Russell-East Peak on 1980-07-19

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:CSULA Outings Group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 19, 1980
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Russell-East Peak
    Elevation:14042 ft / 4280 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our group set off to climb Mount Russell via its East Arete, but found ourselves separated from the higher west summit by a snow cornice without an ice ax or crampons!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5840 ft / 1780 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5840 ft / 1780 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5840 ft / 1780 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Upper Boy Scout Lake/E. Arete
    Start Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8202 ft / 2499 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5840 ft / 1780 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:E. Arete/upper Boy Scout Lake
    End Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8202 ft / 2499 m

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