Ascent of Ritacuba Blanco on 2012-05-18
|Date:||Friday, May 18, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5409 m / 17749 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportLong day, 10-hr ascent from Cabanas Kanwara starting at 3 am. 4-hr descent due to postholing the last mile of the glacier, talk about energy drain! Whiteout conditions were nothing to complain about given the timing of our climb during the rainy season. Beautiful crevasse/bergschrund at the summit, be careful!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1386 m / 4549 ft|
| Trailhead:||Cabanas Kanwara 4023 m / 13200 ft|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Breezy, White-out|
| Time Up:||10 Hours |
| Time Down:||4 Hours |
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