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Ascent of Mount Adams on 2021-03-27

Climber: Harry H

Date:Saturday, March 27, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:12276 ft / 3741 m

Ascent Trip Report

Luna, Lauren and I headed up Mt Adams for Luna's second summit, overall we had good weather for this time of year and the conditions were good.

APPROACH (South approach)
Due to snow on the road we hiked an additional 7 miles (One way) to the South Climb Trailhead. There was a mix of snow and mud but finding the way wasnt too hard. We cut off a few switchbacks to save time and were able to get up with only boots (We had snowshoes that we didnt need on the way in but on the way out we used them).

We camped at the South Climb Trailhead one night, was nice and calm.

SUMMIT
We started the hike up at about 8am, and the route was quite straight forward. We had snowshoes on most of the way taking them on when the show got grippy and easier to walk. Overall the snow was hard to ice in most sections on the way up, on the way down it was sticky and heavy. We didnt use crampons although we brought them up. Some areas had a lot of ice so the snowshoes helped. We saw another group of skiers heading up but they turned around, likely since the snowpack wasnt great to ski down, the inconsistency would have been tough. Summit was windy as expected and winds started to pickup (as per forecast) as we headed down.

Overall a great hike. I would consider it to still be in winter conditions so be prepared, the up side was we only saw 3 other groups on the mountain, hopefully the group coming up as we headed out got some rest as it sure was windy.

We took a sled and additional gear (Maybe about 30 lbs) for training.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Harry H
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