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Ascent of Mount Baker on 2018-07-14

Climber: Mark Hadland

Date:Saturday, July 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Baker
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8500 ft / 2590 m

Ascent Trip Report

A fast and light attempt up the Colman Demming route. Started at the trailhead about 10PM, hikes the Heliotrop Ridge in the dark to the tongue of the glacier about 6000 feet. Ran out of gas about 8500 feet and turned back with another party from Mountain Madness. My climbing partner "Little Unkle" made it. Will attenpt again on a 2-3 day trip. 7500 feet climbing a day is a bit beyond my current abilities (with return trip down).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Perfect
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Route:Colman Demming
    Start Trailhead:3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5000 ft / 1524 m
    End Trailhead:3500 ft / 1066 m



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