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Ascent of Mount Winchell on 1991-06-29

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Rick Chval
Al Craun
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 29, 1991
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Winchell
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13775 ft / 4198 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, Rick, Al and I backpacked from the Big Pine Creek Trailhead to Sam Mack Meadow, where we set up camp. On day two, we day hiked up to Sam Mack Lake, then continued up across snowfields and moraines to the base of the peak's east arête. Next, we climbed up a chute to some white rock, then traversed left and crossed into another chute. From there, we climbed up several hundred feet of easy class 3 to the summit. Later, we retraced our route back to Sam Mack Meadow. On the day three, we backpacked out to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5975 ft / 1821 m
    Distance:24 mi / 38.6 km
    Route:East arete
    Trailhead:Big Pine Creek roadend  7800 ft / 2377 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads



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