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Ascent of Blanca Peak on 2012-08-24

Climber: Hannah Wilner

Others in Party:Eric Kassan
BMS 914
Tim Newman
Date:Friday, August 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blanca Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14345 ft / 4372 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started about 8650' @ 9:45 am Thu, 8/23. Reached Lake Como around 2 pm and set up camp. Hail chased us all into our tents around 6 pm. Stopped around 8 pm. 4:15 am start on 8/24. Reached summit in the fog around 8:45. Icy rocks made us go a bit slower (as if elevation didn't slow me down enough). Hung out until 9:30 or so. Back to camp by 11:30ish and back to car by 2 pm with enough rain for me to get my rain jacket and pack cover for our last 30 minutes. Great trip!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5695 ft / 1736 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route:awful 4wd road
    Trailhead:A few miles up 4wd road.  8650 ft / 2636 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Calm, White-out
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