Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2009-07-25

Climber: Caj Svensson

Others in Party:Daryl Harmon
and More
Date:Saturday, July 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Eva and I flew in from Hawaii. Pontus and Rebecka from Stockholm. The Harmons and Doneys and other of Daryls friends from New England. Ailen and Phil from Indiana.

In total 14 climbers started out in the dark at 5:10 am from North Elbert trailhead. 13 climbers were aiding Daryl on his 50th state highpoint. At about 9:20, the scouters waited below the summit and we all had Daryl to lead us to the top. 50 State Highpoints completed.
Once again, strong emotional feelings, hugs, and tears. We made a three completers call to John Mitchler of the Highpoint Club. And a celebrating call to Maryanne that was waiting in Leadville.

Steak and beer for dinner! Well prime rib.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4333 ft / 1321 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:10100 ft / 3078 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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