Ascent of Mount Olympus-False Summit on 2014-06-28

Climber: Kristian Kalsing

Others in Party:Ida Vincent
Date:Saturday, June 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Olympus-False Summit
    Elevation:7880 ft / 2401 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers group of 12.
Blue Glacier route was straight forward to the False Summit with few open crevasses. By the time we reached the False Summit, we encountered strong winds and intensifying rain. Not good conditions for tackling the rock scramble on the summit block of the West Peak, so we decided to turn around. Three days in more or less non-stop rain handled in high spirits by a strong group.
TH to Glacier Meadows: 8,5 hours
Glacier Meadows to False Summit: 5,5 hours
False Summit to Glacier Meadows: 3,5 hours
Glacier Meadows to TH: 7 hours
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Ladder and rope in place at slide area just before Glacier Meadows (2014-06-28). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9871 ft / 3008 m
    Extra Gain:1297 ft / 395 m
    Round-Trip Distance:45.4 mi / 73.1 km
    Route:Blue Glacier
    Trailhead:603 ft / 183 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:22 Hours 51 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kristian Kalsing
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