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Ascent of Mount Russell-East Peak on 2017-03-19

Climber: Harvest Mondello

Date:Sunday, March 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Russell-East Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14042 ft / 4280 m

Ascent Trip Report

East Ridge Route. Alpine Grade I (40 degrees snow) & Class 3.

Party of two. (Sara & H TL).

This is the lower Russell peak - East summit, 44 feet lower than the true summit. Attempt on the true summit - West peak 14,086. Turned back due to unsafe climbing conditions.

See Mount Russell summit attempt for more details.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2542 ft / 774 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2542 ft / 774 m
    Route:East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:11500 ft / 3505 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:East Ridge
Ascent Part of Trip: Sierras Winter '17 (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Whitney2017-03-178048 ft / 2453 m
2Mount Russell-East Peak2017-03-192542 ft / 775 m
3Mount Carillon2017-03-197103 ft / 2165 m
Total Trip Gain: 17693 ft / 5393 m    Total Trip Loss: 8048 ft / 2453 m



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