Ascent of Mount Adams-West Slope on 2008-07-19

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Duane Gilliland
Edward Earl
Greg Slayden -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Ken Russell
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams-West Slope
    Elevation:8920 ft / 2718 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my second ascent to a CoHP that I fought hard not to have to visit at all because I had climbed pre-eruption Mt. St. Helens, which of course was then the Skamania CoHP. The debate on the CoHP forum took on the label "Skamania Mania", and it's another story. Regardless, I joined four friends, Duane Gilliland, Greg Slayden (who owns this website), Edward Earl, and Ken Russell, for whom it was the first ascent. Duane Gilliland had just one climb remaining to complete Washington's county highpoints after this climb. It was a gorgeous day to be in the mountains, with perfect snow conditions all the way from the car (parked at the first impassable snowbank) to the HP and back. The amount of snow on the mountain for this time of year is astounding. Greg and Edward carried and used skis on both the ascent and descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4420 ft / 1347 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4420 ft / 1347 m
    Start Trailhead:46.27979° N, 121.59061°W NAD27  4500 ft / 1371 m
Descent Statistics

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