Ascent of Borah Peak on 2014-08-31

Climber: Ken Curtis

Date:Sunday, August 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Borah Peak
    Elevation:12662 ft / 3859 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked an hour up the trail Saturday afternoon to an elevation of roughly 8,800 feet. I met many people headed down after successful summits, all of which stated the trail was in great shape.

That changed over night as a few inches of snow fell on the upper mountain, making the exposed areas of the climb a little slippery. All in all this was a great hike.

5:12 AM - Started Hiking
11:11 AM - Summit
11:23 AM - Left Summit
2:44 PM - Back to car
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08/31/14 - A fresh layer of snow made my late summer climb just a little more interesting than I had planned! (2014-08-31). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5242 ft / 1597 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Southwest Ridge (Chicken out)
    Trailhead:Borah Peak Trailhead  7420 ft / 2261 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 21 Minutes

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