Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2009-05-23

Climber: James Clisset

Date:Saturday, May 23, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14000 ft / 4267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew in from Yuma AZ the day before the hike. Heavy snow from the previous few days slowed my brother's and my ascent rate to a crawl, and altitude sickness got the best of me before we could make it to the top. Turned around at what I guess is roughly 14,000 feet, though I may be overly optimistic with this estimate.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Overcast

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