Ascent of North Schell Peak on 2017-05-13

Climber: Xander Kerr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Schell Peak
    Elevation:11883 ft / 3621 m

Ascent Trip Report

The north drainage provided a solid snow route most of the way up after breaking off from the stream. Towards the very top, the snow on the south side of the ridge was gone and the only snow left was heavily corniced, with evidence of two cornice-created avalanches, so transitioned to the rock for the last little bit. Windy and white out conditions at the top.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2960 ft / 901 m
    Elevation Loss:2960 ft / 901 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2960 ft / 901 m
    Extra Loss:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:North Drainage
    Trailhead:TCC TH  9053 ft / 2759 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2830 ft / 862 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:North Drainage
    Trailhead:TCC TH  9053 ft / 2759 m

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