Ascent of Agrihan High Point on 2018-06-02
|Others in Party:||John Mitchler|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, June 2, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Boat|
|Peak:||Agrihan High Point|
| Location:||Northern Marianas|
| Elevation:||3204 ft / 976 m|
Ascent Trip Report*This is all from memory. Will go through my notes later to add information and correct and inaccuracies.
21 May 2018- I fly out of Wichita
22 May- Arrive in Guam
23 May- Arrive in Saipan. Check in to Himawari hotel. Team slowly trickling in.
24 May- Team dinner and permit signing. Meeting with Mayor.
25 May- Meeting with governor and loading boat. Last of the team arrives in Saipan.
26 May- Board the MP Super Emerald and set sail. 24 straight hours on the water. Mirror seas, couldn't ask for better conditions.
27 May- Arrive at Agrihan at ~9am. Launch takes many trips to unload all crew an supplies. John, Gary, Ginge, and I go ahead of the rest of the team with a few of the cutters to scout the route. Back to beach that night to set up camp. Using old medicine dispensary as our base of operations.
28 May- Push further into the jungle, slowly clearing at straightening the path. Gradually moving water caches farther inland- our lifeline. Routefinding is difficult here, but by the end of the day we reach a section of swordgrass we feel would be good to start cutting up into.
29 May- Camp 1 established at ~1000ft. Under a large tree that created a clearing the the swordgrass. Progress through swordgrass slow but steady. Most of team just hauling water and supplies from beach. Extremely hot day.
30 May- Camp 2 established on ridgeline at ~1500ft. First difficulty section, a deep ravine we call D1, proves challenging but navigable. Small Camp 2.5 (just a water cache and catchment system) set up at ~1700ft.
31 May- Camp 3, another small camp, established at 1920ft. Camp 4 Established at ~2500ft.
1 June- Entire team sleeps at camp 4
2 June- Summit day.
6 June- Super Emerald arrives to pick up team.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3204 ft / 976 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||11 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Hot, Breezy, Overcast|
Hot and partly cloudy at bottom, windy and socked in at top
| Time:||7 Days |
| Time:||6 Hours |
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