Ascent of Mount Bierstadt on 2008-07-05

Climber: Robert Stewart

Others in Party:Pete
Date:Saturday, July 5, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bierstadt
    Elevation:14060 ft / 4285 m

Ascent Trip Report

We got up early and started our summit in the dark. Our plan was to watch the sun rise from the summit but we missed it by about 20 minutes. Still, it was nice being the first to summit that day and we did a great job of avoiding the crowds. Again, some snow still left near 14,000' but still manageable. The morning ascent was colder than I had expected. The board walk was a real treat compared with the bushwacking we had to do last year through the willows.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2390 ft / 728 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:West Slope
    Trailhead:Guanella Pass TH  11670 ft / 3557 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes

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