Ascent of Mount Challenger on 2012-08-21
|Date:||Tuesday, August 21, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8207 ft / 2501 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWith David Salinger and Julie Brugger. 08/19 Ross Lake boat to Big Beaver to Beaver Pass Camp; 08/20 Julie B. has the flu, despite that, we bushwhack up slope via Eiley Wiley Ridge and set up camp early so Julie could take care of her flu situation (very sick); 08/21 we moved camp to Challenger Glacier and climbed Glacier Peak and it began to rain lightly; 08/22 we descend into Luna Cirque and see that the N Buttress of Fury route is out of condition and our timing is now off, so we bypass Fury and ascend to Luna lake and camp; 08/23 we ascend to Luna col and climb Luna then hike down to headwaters of Access Creek and camp; 08/24 we hike out from 4,400ft camp on Access Creek to Ross Lake and are given a boat ride back to the Ross Lake Resort dock by some young men who were camped at the Big Beaver on Ross Lake. They were super nice, and at this point, now Dave had caught the flu virus, and was dragging. Despite, we made it home to Seattle that night.
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