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Ascent of East Groundhog Peak in 2004-03

Climber: Ben Still

Others in Party:AK Viking and Mtn Cat
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:March, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Groundhog Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:4462 ft / 1360 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is known as Captains Chair to skiers.

We parked at the Johnson Pass trailhead and skied across Sixmile Creek and up Lynx Creek to a NW facing basin. We skied up as high as possible and then booted the last 1400 vertical up a 40-45 degree snow gully. A couple of short rock moves on the ridge and we are standing on the summit. We skied down the NW face of the peak back (to the climbers left of the gully we ascended) into the basin we had skied up. Awesome powder!!! The weather was not the best when we skied this so I didn't take any photos, but on the 15th of March, 2013 I skied Captains Chair again and here are some photos from that day:

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3762 ft / 1146 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast
Clouds moving in and out flurries
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3762 ft / 1146 m
    Start Trailhead:700 ft / 213 m
Descent Statistics



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