Ascent to Mount McLoughlin-West Ridge on 2009-05-16

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, May 16, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount McLoughlin - West Ridge
    Elevation:9300 ft / 2834 m
    Remaining Elevation:195 ft / 60 m (4% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up the west side of McLoughlin. All snow hike with snowshoes and then crampons. Hot day. when I got up high the snow was melting fast and I was post holing up to my chest at times. When I hit the north ridge just short of the summit, I turned back. Great 2,700 ft glissade in soft snow coming down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4557 ft / 1389 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:West Side
    Trailhead:4743 ft / 1445 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes

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