Ascent of Florence Peak on 2016-12-30

Climber: Bent Wiencke

Date:Friday, December 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Florence Peak
    Elevation:5508 ft / 1678 m

Ascent Trip Report

In winter this climb is protected from avalanches all the way until the false summit is reached. Right below the falls summit there could be some minor risk (slab avy or possibly cornices breaking off) if conditions are right. Reaching the falls summit we encountered some icy areas. In winter most people stop at the false summit which provides outstanding views. Continuing to the true summit involves a sketchy ridge line traverse and climbing on icy rock. Again, subject to change depending on conditions. There are no views until the falls summit is reached. This is a strenuous trip in winter.

Gear used: snow shoes, poles, micro spikes (definitely a must have).

Total RT: 8 miles (my gps showed 10 miles, but consensus seems to be 8 miles)
Total Elevation Change: 4,300 feet
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bent Wiencke
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