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Ascent of Mount Si on 2007-04-01

Climber: Erik Landahl

Date:Sunday, April 1, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Si
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4167 ft / 1270 m

Ascent Trip Report

My 37th ascent of Mt. Si, but the first time I ever saw the mountain truly look beautiful. It was snowing at the trailhead, and kept snowing the entire way up and down. The last mile up I strapped on my ice spiders (spikes) because the trail became hard, icy snow. At the top everything was blanketed in white and the snow just kept falling and there was total silence. For 45 minutes, I had Mt. Si to myself with no wind and no other people. The mountain looked positively alpine. A totally amazing and extremely rare experience for a Mt. Si climb.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Mt. Si Main Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. Si Trailhead  
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Low Clouds



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