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Ascent of Schesaplana on 2012-06-18

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Others in Party:Lee Newton -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, June 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Schesaplana
    Location:Switzerland/Austria
    Elevation:9728 ft / 2965 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made use of the wonderful Douglasshutte on the way up after summiting Kuhgrat earlier in the day. Very well appointed - Lee and Rob told me not to expect this kind of accommodation at all alpine huts.

A fun snow climb - just a bit dicey as we descended off the summit ridge. I didn't envy the other climbers heading up after us - things were starting to get really soupy in the hot sun, even as early as 10am.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4652 ft / 1417 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4652 ft / 1417 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Start Trailhead:5076 ft / 1547 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km



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