Ascent to Pico de Orizaba-400 ft below the summit on 2015-01-17

Climber: Susan Wheeler

Others in Party:Duncan Lennon <6176>
Ryan Gregson
Kevin Gregson
Date:Saturday, January 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Point Reached:Pico de Orizaba - 400 ft below the summit
    Elevation:18000 ft / 5486 m
    Remaining Elevation:491 ft / 150 m (3% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

The elevation was playing with my vision. It was a hard decision to turn around so close to the top but it was the right one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:18000 ft / 5486 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:18000 ft / 5486 m
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics

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