Ascent of Mount Gould on 2014-05-10
|Others in Party:||Mihai Giurgiulescu|
|Date:||Saturday, May 10, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||13005 ft / 3963 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTrail to Kearsarge Pass is in good shape. Some snow on ground but nothing that required snowshoes at this point.
Super windy past the pass. We tried to stay on the east side of the South Ridge to stay out of the wind as much as possible. Snow pack was 1-4ft with a good base layer. Two in our group used an axe and microspikes; the other two of us just kicked steps with an axe most of the way (putting on crampons for a couple of the steeper sections).
Great snow climb with a fun granite climb to finish.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4125 ft / 1255 m|
| Extra Gain:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Distance:||9.4 mi / 15.1 km|
| Route:||Kearsarge Pass; South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Onion Valley 9180 ft / 2798 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear|
40-60mph winds, 21F on summit
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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