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Ascent to Mount Baker-Summit Ridge Saddle on 2010-06-26

Climber: Mac Silvester

Others in Party:Chuck Wright / Matt Wright / Brad Wright / Dave Wright / Bill Hammond
Date:Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Baker - Summit Ridge Saddle
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9000 ft / 2743 m
    Remaining Elevation:1781 ft / 543 m (25% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

From Heliotrope Ridge TH / High Camp (6000') / Summit Ridge Saddle (9000'). Decided as a group to turn back at Summit Ridge Saddle due to icy and windy conditions on the summit ridge + alt sickness. Will be in better shape next time.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5300 ft / 1616 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route:Heliotrope Ridge Trail / Coleman Glacier
    Trailhead:Heliotrope Ridge TH  3700 ft / 1127 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear



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