Ascent of Ptarmigan Point on 2009-07-14
|Others in Party:||Tim Newman|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 14, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12363 ft / 3768 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhen we ascended Ptarmigan Point, we were experiencing the worst winds of my hiking career. Still, it was virtually trivial to get to from Flattop Mountain, and the views were much better (especially looking off a lower crag just east of the summit). Beware that this is a dangerous peak in high winds - the ground is uneven, unsteady rocks, and if the wind is at the point of blowing you over, it makes a very bad place to fall.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||347 ft / 104 m|
| Extra Gain:||154 ft / 46 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Route:||Tonahutu Creek Trail -> Scramble|
| Trailhead:||Flattop Mountain (summit) 12324 ft / 3756 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2009 Flattop Mountain|
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