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Ascent of Mount Stuart on 2016-08-13

Climber: Sherrie Trecker

Date:Saturday, August 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Stuart
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9415 ft / 2869 m

Ascent Trip Report

Successful summit of Mount Stuart via the West Ridge on 8/13/2016. Brought ice axes but snow was avoidable so they were unnecessary. Climbed the technical portion in 6 30m pitches. Planned to bivy at the Ingalls Creek horse camp, however on the descent, became first responders in a rescue of a solo climber who had ascended via the Cascadian Couloir. After the helicopter departed at 10 PM, we descended to 7700', where we found a bivy site near trees and a snow patch for water. We got to bed at 1 AM, making for a 23 hour day for us.

Intermediate snow patches still exist after Ingalls Lake, providing water sources if needed.

Full trip report by Rob Busack: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i56uuo2b9z1k6wq/August%2013%2C%202016%20accident%20report.rtf?dl=0
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Bivouac



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