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Ascent of Mount Sherman on 2013-10-30

Climber: Paul Barish

Date:Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Sherman
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14036 ft / 4278 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another spur of the moment decision lead me to hike Mt. Sherman via the standard trail. My friend and I left the TH at about 9 pm. It was snowing at the TH and snowing a little bit in town. There was a good amount of snow covering the trail and the higher we got the worse the storm was. By the time we were at 13k it was a complete white out blizzard with strong winds. We continued up to the col and then, struggling to keep our hands and faces warm from the intense wind we continued along the southeast ridge up to the summit. According to the weather forecast it was about minus 20 with wind chill on top. We didn't even stay on the summit for a minute before we headed down. The descent was cold but once we got to the bottom of the gully the wind dissipated and we enjoyed the night sky as we hiked back to the car. It took us about four hours round trip. It was a great spur of the moment adventure.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Southeast Ridge
Descent Statistics



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