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Ascent of Mount Logan on 2012-07-05

Climber: Greg Chappell

Date:Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Logan
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9087 ft / 2769 m

Ascent Trip Report

3 day ascent with Pete and David. Approached via Thunder Creek and camped at the snow level after Skagit Queen campground. Approach shoes were an excellent choice for the well-maintained and flat approach hike.

Summit day was very long (16 hours) due to crossing the creek too soon. I'd recommend going at least until Thunder Basin before crossing over if a bushwack is desired to prevent difficult/slow ledge traversal
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10047 ft / 3061 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10047 ft / 3061 m
    Round-Trip Distance:38 mi / 61.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Mostly sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:8847 ft / 2696 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 7847 ft / 2392 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Loss on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:19 mi / 30.6 km
    Route:Fremont Glacier
    Start Trailhead:Diablo Lake  1240 ft / 377 m
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:9047 ft / 2757 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 7847 ft / 2392 m; Extra: 1200 ft / 365m
    Gain on way out:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:19 mi / 30.6 km
    End Trailhead:1240 ft / 377 m



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