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Ascent of The Brothers on 2019-05-18

Climber: Stuke Sowle

Others in Party:Arya Farahani -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, May 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Brothers
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6842 ft / 2085 m

Ascent Trip Report

Eleven hour C2C on this prominent Olympic Peak.

Smooth sailing past Lena Lake and into the Valley of the Silent Men. A section of blowdowns about midway through the Valley slows one down a bit but just keep an eye open for tape. Trail is easy to follow until the burn section where it can be a bit difficult at times but just keep going up.

Soft, undercut snow after the burn section followed by some rock and then the steep gully. Snow was in fantastic kick stepping condition to just short of the summit, where a short scramble leads to the top.
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Spring ascent of The Brothers (2013-02-25). Photo by Stuke Sowle.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7123 ft / 2171 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7123 ft / 2171 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.5 km
    Start Trailhead:-281 ft / -85 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes



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