Ascent of Blanca Peak on 2012-08-24
|Others in Party:||Eric Kassan|
|Date:||Friday, August 24, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14345 ft / 4372 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted 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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