Ascent of Wetterhorn Peak on 2008-07-02
|Others in Party:||Trisha Conlon|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 2, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14015 ft / 4271 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a simple hike/climb via the standard SE ridge route. The route was almost entirely snow-free. We took crampons, but never used them. We only used our ice axes to glissade on the way down. We left the Matterhorn Creek TH just about sunrise (5:45 MDT) and got to the summit at five minutes to ten. Glorious weather in the morning, but rain was moving in by noon. Spent 50 min. on the summit. We got back to the TH just before it hit--1:35 pm. 7.15 miles, about 3,400 ft. vertical. A fabulous summit. Fourteener #35 for me, #32 for Trisha.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3295 ft / 1004 m|
| Route:||Matterhorn Creek, SE ridge|
| Trailhead:||Matterhorn Creek TH 10720 ft / 3267 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||4 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 50 Minutes|
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