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Ascent of Mount Lady McDonald on 2010-06-19

Climber: A Campbell

Date:Saturday, June 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Lady McDonald
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:2499 m / 8200 ft

Ascent Trip Report

- within 100 vertical feet of the summit ridge...had to turn back as the snow covered scree slope was getting steeper and basically had running shoes on...didn't give me sound footing
- only one trekking pole with me and I was sliding around like crazy...unlikely I would have slid off of anything if I did slip...on this day discretion better part of valour...ridge itself was covered in snow and probably ice so I thought screw it
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1100 m / 3607 ft
    Elevation Loss:1100 m / 3609 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:overcast, it was raining in sheets by the time we got down to the parking lot
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1100 m / 3607 ft
    Trailhead:cougar creek parking lot  1399 m / 4593 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1100 m / 3609 ft
    Trailhead:1399 m / 4591 ft



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