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Ascent to Pasochoa-False Summit on 2016-12-13

Climber: Harvest Mondello

Date:Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Pasochoa - False Summit
    Location:Ecuador
    Elevation:13400 ft / 4084 m
    Remaining Elevation:376 ft / 114 m (8% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

ATTEMPT on Cerro Pasochoa via NW Ridge. Turned around at false summit 13,400 due to extreme weather (lightning, rain, 20 mph winds). PD / Class 3 climb with a short 15 foot Class 5 section. 4,557 elevation gain, 9.9 miles RT.

Party of 2 on climb (Zane Stryker Coleman & H TL), Party of 3 on approach (Alfredo Grijalva) hike thru the jungle. Lush jungle vegetation & scenic peaks. Pasachoa National Preserve.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4200 ft / 1280 m
    Grade/Class:PD / Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4200 ft / 1280 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:NW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:9200 ft / 2804 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:NW Ridge
Ascent Part of Trip: Ecuador Dec. '16 (17 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Volcán Pichincha-Rucu2016-12-123351 ft / 1021 m
2(Attempt) Pasochoa2016-12-134200 ft / 1280 m
3El Corazon2016-12-163396 ft / 1035 m
4(Attempt) Volcán Cotopaxi2016-12-19 
5Volcán Iliniza2016-12-214403 ft / 1342 m
6Volcán Cayambe2016-12-233746 ft / 1142 m
7Volcán Antisana2016-12-263828 ft / 1167 m
8Volcán Chimborazo2016-12-284611 ft / 1405 m
Total Trip Gain: 27535 ft / 8392 m



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