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Ascent of Sahale Peak on 2012-08-11

Climber: John Gowan

Date:Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sahale Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8680 ft / 2645 m

Ascent Trip Report

Boealps Summer Climb Series. Nice sunny weather for the climb. 12 hours to climb car to car from Cascade Pass trailhead.

Sahale Trip Plan:

The Climbers:
1. Cameron Chen
2. Matthew E Gajda
3. Matthew E Gajda’s Student
4. Ryan Smoots
5. Stephen Smoots
6. Angelene McDaniel
7. Ian Brody
8. Evelyne Van Ingelghem
9. Ken Noblit
10. John Gowan
11. Cathy Hawkins (planning to stop below the glacier)
12. Morten Hansen

Start Time:
7 AM (meet at the trailhead, we will leave about 7:15’ish).
Saturday August 11

Travel Time:
3 Hours from Seattle.
It is about 23 miles SE of Marblemount, which is a 1 hour drive.

The Hike Statistics:
• 13 Hours round trip (6-8 hours to the summit—we have a large group).
• 35+ Switchbacks on easy trail, cross country on a ridge, followed by a small glacier, ending in a class 4/5.0 one pitch climb.
• We will start at Cascade Pass, and climb up the Sahale Arm.
• 5100 feet of elevation gain.

Gear:
10 Essentials
Harness
Ice Axe
Crampons
Picket
Helmet
Poles (optional)
Camera (recommended)
Summit treat to share

Group Gear:
Matt – 1 rope + sling
Morten – 1 rope + sling + 6 pieces of pro
Evelyne – 1 rope + sling
Summary Total Data
    Weather:nice and sunny



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