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Ascent to Wheeler Peak-Ridgeline below Fraser Peak in 2003-08

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Daniel Oestreicher
Date:August, 2003
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Wheeler Peak - Ridgeline below Fraser Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11800 ft / 3596 m
    Remaining Elevation:1361 ft / 415 m (37% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Tried an ill conceived shortcut up to Wheeler Peak by bushwacking straight up from the back of Middle Fork Lake. By the time we reached the ridge line we were so exhausted that we just napped for half an hour and then headed back down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 700 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:great
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 700 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Middle Fork Lake
    Trailhead:9600 ft / 2926 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km



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