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Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2003-08-12

Climber: Austin Smith

Date:Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked the length of the Snake range over 4 days. By the time we reached Wheeler it was almost anticlimatic (but not quite). It really was a great trip. August may seem a terrible time to go to Nevada. However at over 11k feet for the entire trip it was very pleasant. The southern ridge ascending from lower on the Snake range was an easy scramble. Our final camp was on the saddle just south of Wheeler at about 12,000' if I recall correctly.

Two of our party went to Wheeler only. I traversed over to Jefferson as well. This adds 1 and 1/2 hours to the day.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Part of Trip: Snake Range Traverse (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
 Wheeler Peak2003-08-12



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