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Ascent of Mount Langley on 2008-08-23

Climber: Peter James

Date:Saturday, August 23, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount Langley
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12500 ft / 3810 m

Ascent Trip Report

We went up the wrong side of the basin containing Cottonwood lake #4 en route to old Army pass (though, as we saw upon our return, we weren't the only ones). We wasted an hour or so traversing the boulders and scree on our way up to the pass. My partner began experiencing severe altitude sickness near the final steep section going up Langley, around 12,500ft, and we were forced to turn back.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3165 ft / 964 m
    Extra Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Route:old Army Pass
    Trailhead:Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead  10055 ft / 3064 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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