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Ascent of Thompson Point on 2018-03-04

Climber: Ananth Maniam

Date:Sunday, March 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thompson Point
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5124 ft / 1561 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from the new trail head past the granite mountain trail head. (Saving 2-3 miles of road walk).

Some slush and some hard ice was in the first 2-3 miles before I hit good deep snow. Microspikes was handy to keep it safe and in the same pace.

Once we hit deep snow (though an earlier mountaineer group had kicked steps for us), we were welcomed with some more fresh snow and sleet. Rain covers come on and we keep traversing though the snow, crossing some creeks and water streams. Totally doable with mountaineering boots .

We hit the last few switch backs which lead up to the point. We cut across a few of them by taking a scramble route up the trees.

Nice work out, but definitely need snowshoes there.

We reached the open ridge when the wind and sleet picked up. It was a white out. But the group did really well in kicking steps and traversing on steep slopes.

Reached the summit and decided against going to revolution peak, as the day was longer than we expected

Came back down after a tag and run summit experience.

8.5 HR round trip. Great trip with 'could have been better' weather conditions
Summary Total Data
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes



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