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Ascent of Excelsior Peak on 2019-02-24

Climber: Karthik Krish

Others in Party:Sanket Patel
Date:Sunday, February 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Excelsior Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5712 ft / 1741 m

Ascent Trip Report

With moderate avalanche conditions in the N region, 3 of us decided to give Excelsior peak a shot. Started from the TH off SR 542 at ~9:10AM with snowshoes on right away. We had a nice broken trail till around ~1000 ft below the summit where we ran into 3 folks who were turning back because the trail was not broken further.

We kept going and took turns breaking trail all the way to the summit (made it by ~1:30PM). It was cold and pretty windy at the summit but we got to see some surreal views of Baker and Shuksan with storm clouds around them. We decided to take the ridge down to make things easier and traversed back to our broken trail. Made it out by 4:30PM.
Summary Total Data
    Route:South Route
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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