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Ascent of Mount Harvard on 2014-10-26

Climber: Mark Van Lenten

Date:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Harvard
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14420 ft / 4395 m

Ascent Trip Report

backpack trip into Horn Fork Basin for an early morning start (6 am) up the South slope route thru multiple snow fields to summit, then stayed close to the standard route traverse over to Mount columbia for summit then down the loose west slope route to camp. woke up to a fresh coating of snow before packing up and out to Cottonwood trailhead
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2 with 3 at su
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Route:South Slope
    Start Trailhead:9820 ft / 2993 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Oct 2014 Collegiate Peaks (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Harvard2014-10-264600 ft / 1402 m
2Mount Columbia2014-10-261800 ft / 549 m
Total Trip Gain: 6400 ft / 1951 m    Total Trip Loss: 2147 ft / 654 m



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