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Ascent of Mount Olympus on 2009-08-17

Climber: Don Nelsen

Others in Party:Dave Coville
Richard Carey
Adam Helman
Ken Russell
Date:Monday, August 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Olympus
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7969 ft / 2428 m

Ascent Trip Report

An epic event led by Dave Coville and including Adam Helman, Ken Russell and Richard Carey. We were blessed with outstanding weather with light winds and comfortable temperatures. Total distance, including side trips to camping spots, etc. was about 47 to 49 miles at a minimum with some members logging more.

Minimum elevation gain was >9k'.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:7369 ft / 2246 m
    Distance:43.2 mi / 69.5 km
    Route:Hoh River Trail
    Trailhead:600 ft / 182 m
    Grade/Class:4+
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Days 4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Days 22 Hours 



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