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Ascent of Mount Catherine on 2013-02-24

Climber: Franklin Bradshaw

Date:Sunday, February 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Catherine
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5052 ft / 1539 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ski trip, Start in Snoqualmie's finiest quality drizzle from Silver Fir chair base skin up to Grand Junction, still drizzle and clouded. Up wet snow covered road to Radio Mt cutting off at switchback to follow marked red diamond route to Nordic Pass. Up west ridge to Summit -quiet, nice and scenic. Mobs of skiers came up north face. Hour and a half waiting in patchy clouds and some sun on summit. Pit revieled extremely reactive snow. A few laps in the north face trees and out to Grand Junction and back to Base via snowshoe route.
3k vert 8.2m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3002 ft / 915 m
    Total Elevation Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3002 ft / 915 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2202 ft / 671 m; Extra: 800 ft / 243m
    Loss on way in:800 ft / 243 m
    Route:West ridge
    Start Trailhead:Silver Fir Base  2850 ft / 868 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:North Face
    End Trailhead:Silver Fir Base  



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