Ascent of Mount Harvard on 2014-05-26

Climber: Hannah Wilner

Date:Monday, May 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Harvard
    Elevation:14420 ft / 4395 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mother nature proved the weather models WRONG! Bluebird sky in the morning of summit day, no wind. Evening before gave us rain, thunder, and snow. Still lots of snow, starting about 0.5 mile in and with warmer temps, we postholed much of the way. Rascally rabbits nibbled the handle of one of my trekking poles (before I brought it in the tent) and one of the tent stake loops (really?! Hope Big Agnes covers that under warranty). And kept me up nearly all night with their partying. Not so cute anymore are they?
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4520 ft / 1378 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:South Slopes
    Trailhead:North Cottonwood Creek TH  9900 ft / 3017 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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