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Ascent of Piegan Mountain on 2009-07-14

Climber: Anders Olson

Others in Party:Pat McFarland
Betsy Summers
Noelle Wanich
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Piegan Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9220 ft / 2810 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Lunch Creek on Going-to-the-Sun Road. Terrible conditions on top, including poor visibility and snow. Found out compass was busted on the summit, and in the fog we accidentally descended the wrong side of the mountain. Took a mostly Class III gully down, and when we finally got clear views we realized we were heading towards Siyeh Bend. Found a massive game trail above sheer, towering cliffs that lead us safely down to the road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2820 ft / 860 m
    Elevation Loss:3120 ft / 951 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2820 ft / 860 m
    Route:Lunch Creek Basin
    Trailhead:Lunch Creek pullout  6400 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3120 ft / 951 m
    Route:East Face
    Trailhead:GTTS Road above Siyeh Bend  6100 ft / 1859 m



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