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Ascent to Mount McKinley-Bottom of Fixed Ropes on 2006-05-20

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, May 20, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount McKinley - Bottom of Fixed Ropes
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:15200 ft / 4632 m
    Remaining Elevation:5120 ft / 1561 m (24% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Guided climb with Alpine Ascents. I pulled a muscle in my right calf at the bottom of the fixed ropes. I couldn't push off to go higher, so I had to go down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:16000 ft / 4875 m
    Distance:39.5 mi / 63.6 km
    Route:West Buttress
    Trailhead:-800 ft / -243 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Guide, Tent Camp



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