Ascent to Mount Jefferson-base of false summit on 2011-06-20

Climber: Les Zollbrecht

Others in Party:Jared Wolcott
Gregory Phillips
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Jefferson - base of false summit
    Elevation:9200 ft / 2804 m
    Remaining Elevation:1297 ft / 395 m (20% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Deep snow from trailhead to Scout Lake. Climbed to 9,200ft. on the North Ridge with group of 8 AIC students. Route was in great condition IF there would have been a good freeze cycle. As it was, there was rain for two days and it subsided at 7:00 am of climb day. Day culminated when student dropped boot off of ledge and it fell 1/4 mile onto whitewater glacier!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5200 ft / 1585 m
    Elevation Loss:5100 ft / 1555 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Overcast
Sun on summit day until lenticular cloud developed at about 2:00PM.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5200 ft / 1585 m
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:whitewater trailhead  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time Up:4 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5100 ft / 1555 m
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:whitewater trailhead  4100 ft / 1249 m

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