Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2018-08-05

Climber: David Sanger

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet
Date:Sunday, August 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

With a wheezing cough from lingering bronchitis, and antibiotics that did not seem to be working, I did not think I'd make the summit, but going ridiculously slow I eventually got there. Lots of people on the trail up and down on a busy midsummer Saturday.

The view would have been magnificent were it not for the smoke from fires west and north.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 883 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7 ft / 2 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2900 ft / 883 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2893 ft / 882 m; Extra: 7 ft / 2m
    Loss on way in:7 ft / 2 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Summit parking lot  10170 ft / 3099 m
Descent Statistics

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