Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2009-08-26

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:none
Date:Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fast and easy trail. Moderate steady grade for first half, then moderately steep on mtn's shoulder, last half mile relatively steep. No false summit. Summit is 30-40 feet wide ridge oriented east west. Eastern end of summit ridge has vertigo-enducing view of glacier and rock glacier.

Same day did Bristlecone trail for an added 600 feet elevation, and 2.8 miles mostly above 10,000 ft el.

The day before hiked to Johnson Lake (just beyond) for another 7.6 miles and 2,600 feet, topping out at about 10,200 ft el.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 884 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route:Wheeler Pk trail
    Trailhead:Wheeler Pk trailhead  10163 ft / 3097 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes

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