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Ascent of Mount Cleveland on 2019-08-02

Climber: Austin D. Smith

Others in Party:Mark Smith -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, August 2, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cleveland
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:10466 ft / 3190 m

Ascent Trip Report

With this ascent, I became who I believe to be the youngest completer of the Apex Triple Crown List at the age of 21! It was an awesome climb, with so many variables coming together at the right time to make this possible. One of the biggest being that I had been very sick for a full month and a half prior to this climb (even being in the ER just 8 days before). I had been slowly recovering, and had been feeling better that week, so we decided to go for it as it was our only free week left to climb this summer. We had actually gotten permits months in advance for the week prior, but I was too sick to make it then. This is the only peak I will probably manage to climb this year (quite disappointing compared to all our previous summers). Having to climb via MOJ, I was absolutely exhausted, especially considering I was not fully recovered, but it all came together and we got it done!

For a detailed TR of our climb, see Mark Smiths TR via the link at the top of this page!
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:44 mi / 70.8 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Rained on us for about 2 minutes near the beggining of the traverse, but quickly quite and opened to
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Chief Mtn TH - Stoney Indian Pass
    Start Trailhead:Cheif Mountain Trailhead  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Retraced Steps
    End Trailhead:Cheif Mountain Trailhead  



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