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Ascent of Gannett Peak on 2016-07-21

Climber: Austin D. Smith

Others in Party:Mark Smith -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Glenn Campbell
Date:Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gannett Peak
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:13804 ft / 4207 m

Ascent Trip Report

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26 arduous miles later we finally summited! This peak is brutal - never again! (2016-07-21). Photo by Austin D. Smith.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:14204 ft / 4329 m
    Total Elevation Loss:14204 ft / 4329 m
    Round-Trip Distance:51 mi / 82.1 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Beautiful weather hiking in. Summit day had some clouds and rained a little. Day 4 brought a thunder
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10204 ft / 3110 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6204 ft / 1891 m; Extra: 4000 ft / 1219m
    Loss on way in:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:25.5 mi / 41 km
    Route:Glacier Trail - Gooseneck Glacier
    Start Trailhead:Glacier Trail TRHD  7600 ft / 2316 m
    Time:2 Days 9 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10204 ft / 3110 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 6204 ft / 1891 m; Extra: 4000 ft / 1219m
    Gain on way out:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:25.5 mi / 41 km
    Route:Retraced Route
    End Trailhead:Glacier Trail TRHD  7600 ft / 2316 m
    Time:2 Days 8 Hours 



Other Photos

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Taken about 18 miles from the trailhead. We think this is the first view you get of Gannett. We believe it can be seen in the right background with the snow on the summit (2016-07-21). Photo by Austin D. Smith.
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