Ascent of Wetterhorn Peak on 1996-07-21
|Others in Party:||Aaron|
|Date:||Sunday, July 21, 1996|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14015 ft / 4271 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSecond of two fourteener climbs today. Thanks to Aaron's driving his Toyota 4x4, we were able to make it to both trailheads in time to do these two spectacular climbs in a single day. We were in good climbing shape that summer! Alan didn't go all the way to the summit on Wetterhorn. He was in good shape too, but preferred to stay down lower and do some birding while Aaron and I pushed on for the summit.
I remember the meadows being very pretty on the descent, and having a sense of accomplishment for bagging this rather complex, challenging peak, especially after having climbed Uncompahgre the same morning.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Route:||southeast ridge|
| Trailhead:||Matterhorn Creek Trailhead |
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