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Ascent of Mount Aix on 2012-07-17

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Aix
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7766 ft / 2367 m

Ascent Trip Report

A perfect morning to climb: high clouds for shade and very light winds. Definitely a trail for an early morning start. Didn't get into sun until very near the ridge. Unobstructed views from Mts Adams & St Helens to the south and Mt Stuart to the north. Mt Rainier was cloud free til 1030am. Mt Hood should have been just left of Adams, but it was too hazy to see 100 miles. Trail is in good shape. A few small patches of snow before topping Nelson Ridge, one required a 8-foot steparound. Large snowfield just past the ridgecrest required a 40-foot upclimb on loose rock.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4672 ft / 1423 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4672 ft / 1423 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.4 mi / 20 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
visibility about 80 miles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4386 ft / 1336 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4100 ft / 1250 m; Extra: 286 ft / 87m
    Loss on way in:286 ft / 87 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Mt Aix Trail 640, west ridge
    Start Trailhead:Mt Aix Trailhead  3666 ft / 1117 m
    Time:3 Hours 39 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4386 ft / 1336 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4100 ft / 1250 m; Extra: 286 ft / 87m
    Gain on way out:286 ft / 87 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:west ridge, Mt Aix Trail 640
    End Trailhead:Mt Aix Trailhead  3666 ft / 1117 m
    Time:2 Hours 40 Minutes



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