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