Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2011-08-31

Climber: Jeffrey Pinger

Date:Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left my niece at 13,000ft when she started to struggle with the high altitude. She headed back to the tree line, while I rushed for the summit. On the way down a storm rolled in fast. The people left near the top felt the shock of the lightening stikes; I ran for the tree line and made it before the lightening became dangerous.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Part of Trip: Colorado 14rs

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Grays Peak2011-08-29
2Torreys Peak2011-08-29
3Pikes Peak2011-08-30
4Mount Elbert2011-08-31

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