Ascent of Borah Peak on 2010-07-31
|Date:||Saturday, July 31, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||12662 ft / 3859 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDid 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|
| 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|
| Time Up:||0 Days 9 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Days 5 Hours 0 Minutes|
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