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Ascent of Little Tahoma on 1983-04-24

Climber: Paul Michelson

Others in Party:George Summers
Wayne Summers
Ted Peterson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 24, 1983
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Little Tahoma
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:11000 ft / 3352 m

Ascent Trip Report

From camp at Anvil Rock. Cold and Clear. With day light fading on summit day our party of 4 was unable to bridge the shrund just below the summit rocks. We returned to camp by headlamp and then walked back down to Paradise arriving at 10pm. Pretty amazing first "big" trip for me having just arrived in the PNW a month ago to begin my career at Boeing just out of college.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6000 ft / 1828 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6000 ft / 1828 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Clear
Very cold, Winter conditions, trouble at schrund (100 ft from summit @4:30pm). Back at Paridise @11:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6000 ft / 1828 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Start Trailhead:paridise   5000 ft / 1524 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6000 ft / 1828 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    End Trailhead:5000 ft / 1524 m



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