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Ascent of Borah Peak on 2010-07-31

Climber: Jason Anderson

Date:Saturday, July 31, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Borah Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:12662 ft / 3859 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this as a day hike. Got to the trail head at about 6 am and started up at 6:30. Took the standard trail to the summit. Summited in 9 hours including time for lunch and breaks. The weather was moslty clear with a couple rain/sleet storms that rolled past quickly. For my age and physical condition it was a grueling climb and about a third of the people on the mountain that day turned back short of the summit. Leave early and take a light jacket in case of weather during the summer. Poles are highly reccomended and crampons would have been nice when crossing the glacier. There is a couple good scrambles but plenty of hand and foot holds so it was not too hard even for a novice like me. FYI take a golf ball with you there is a golf club up there....Would have been my longest drive had I known before hand. Be sure to sign the guestbook in the small ammo container by the flag.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:steep
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Mostly clear with some short lived storms
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 9 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 5 Hours 0 Minutes



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