Ascent to Rysy-North Peak-Refuge on 2011-06-25

Climber: Andrew Rankine

Date:Saturday, June 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Rysy-North Peak - Refuge
    Elevation:2250 m / 7382 ft
    Remaining Elevation:249 m / 817 ft (20% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Started up in fog. Then, it began to hail, then rain, then snow. The trail is marked by red stripes on rocks, which are easy to follow through trees, but can be difficult when going through a boulderfield. Then the wind picked up and visibility dropped. By this time a couple of inches of snow had fallen. We got to the refuge, and looked for the trail up to the summit, but nobody was climbing up and we could not see the trail markers under the snow. Plus, it was getting really cold, and with the bad conditions, we went into the hut for a coffee, and descended. Amazingly, people in the hut were in ponchos and sneakers. They had no idea they were in for a real hike!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1018 m / 3340 ft
    Trailhead:1232 m / 4042 ft

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