Ascent to Wheeler Peak-1/2 mile from Summit on 2009-06-06

Climber: S Wallace

Others in Party:Sonia
Date:Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Wheeler Peak - 1/2 mile from Summit
    Elevation:12400 ft / 3779 m
    Remaining Elevation:663 ft / 202 m (21% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Started up on the Solice Loop - then cut-over the the Summit Trail once they merged. Unfortunately, we got a late start and were not moving as fast as we should have. Altitude sickness for one in the party slowed us down a bit more.. which would have been OK - but with the arrival of a snow/sleet storm shortly after noon - I was reluctant to split the group w/o any means of communication (forgot the radios I had intended to bring..).

Decided to turn back and make a summit run another day... on another trip.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2530 ft / 771 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Windy, White-out
Started out clear - got white-out above 11k
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2530 ft / 771 m
    Trailhead:9870 ft / 3008 m
Descent Statistics

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