Ascent to Pfeifferhorn-West end of knife-ridge below summit pyramid on 1997-05-24

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Chris Tetzloff (Went on ahead)
Don Tetzloff (Went on ahead)
Jon Buck (Went on ahead)
Alan Jensen (Went on ahead)
Isaac Westfield (Went on ahead)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 24, 1997
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Pfeifferhorn - West end of knife-ridge below summit pyramid
    Elevation:11000 ft / 3352 m
    Remaining Elevation:326 ft / 100 m (9% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Did this one with Don T., Chris, Alan, Jon, and Isaac. I was the only one not to summit. I wimped out at the bottom of the summit pyramid, as this was my first real mountaineering peak in snow conditions. Isaac slipped and failed to self-arrest coming down the summit pyramid. He landed unhurt not far from where I was waiting. I wish I had done the last 300 feet to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3296 ft / 1004 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3296 ft / 1004 m
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3296 ft / 1004 m
    Route:Red Pine Trail
    Start Trailhead:7704 ft / 2348 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3296 ft / 1004 m
    End Trailhead:7704 ft / 2348 m

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