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Ascent of Otokomi Mountain on 2009-09-03

Climber: Anders Olson

Others in Party:Natalie Savage and Adam Walker
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Otokomi Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:7935 ft / 2418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the Otokomi Lake Trail for nearly four miles, per the Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park recommendation, before realizing it was unnecessary to take the recommended route. Retraced our steps for approximately 1 mile, then left trail to the east. Bushwhacked and then scrambled uphill towards large cliff face, and traversed to the south to large, easily climbable couloir. Tiring scree slog over a few false summits to the top from there. Very windy!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3335 ft / 1016 m
    Grade/Class:Class II
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3335 ft / 1016 m
    Route:West Face
    Start Trailhead:Otokomi Lake Trailhead  4600 ft / 1402 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Otokomi-East Flattop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Otokomi Mountain2009-09-033335 ft / 1017 m
2East Flattop Mountain2009-09-03821 ft / 250 m
Total Trip Gain: 4156 ft / 1267 m    Total Trip Loss: 4256 ft / 1297 m



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