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Ascent to Mount Baden-Powell-11 S 430369 3803380 on 2021-01-04

Climber: Don Davis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, January 4, 2021
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Baden-Powell - 11 S 430369 3803380
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7767 ft / 2367 m
    Remaining Elevation:1632 ft / 497 m (50% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This was one hike I will never forget. I started out feeling okay. There was snow so I used crampons and an ice axe. I was layered pretty well and as soon as I started, I began to sweat and I thought this was odd because of how cold it was. At one point, I stopped to remove some layers and set my camera on a rock. I didn't realize until I got to about 7700' that I left it somewhere on the trail. So back down I went, looking, I found it at around 7500' on the rock where I left it. Whew! I turned around and by the time I got back to where I had turned around, I knew something was wrong. I had a fever and was burning up, hence the sweating. Returned to the car and 3 days later, I was diagnosed with COVID-19. My wife had brought it home from work. I was fortunate to have not gotten too sick. Like I said, I'll never forget this day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1610 ft / 489 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1610 ft / 489 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1607 ft / 489 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1217 ft / 371 m; Extra: 390 ft / 118m
    Loss on way in:390 ft / 118 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:PCT
    Start Trailhead:Vincent Gap  6550 ft / 1996 m
    Time:2 Hours 33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1220 ft / 371 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1217 ft / 371 m; Extra: 3 ft / 0m
    Gain on way out:3 ft / 0 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:PCT
    End Trailhead:Vincent Gap  6550 ft / 1996 m
    Time:1 Hours 1 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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