Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2012-12-14

Climber: Marco Rohrer

Date:Friday, December 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Quandary Peak
    Elevation:13000 ft / 3962 m

Ascent Trip Report

It snowed pretty hard at the trailhead, but hiking through the trees was sheltered. Once I got above the tree line and onto the ridge things got dicy. It was snowing and the wind was blowing at 30 mph. The air temp was about 5 f making the windchill about -40f. Feet and body were ok, but my hands and fingers were getting very cold. I couldn't grip my poles and the tips of my fingers hurt when touched. I turned around just below the bump 13100. I was wearing or alti gloves, but I guess under these conditions one needs to wear mitts.
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