Ascent to Gibson Peak-South shoulder in 2008-05
|Others in Party:||Ryan Matz|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Gibson Peak - South shoulder|
| Elevation:||8300 ft / 2529 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||99 ft / 31 m (2% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportWe were doing a backcountry ski trip. We nearly summited but we only had hard and heavy ski boots on and the summit was purly rock and very exposed rock at that. We cut our losses and skied down some amazing California corn for 2000 ft.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4800 ft / 1463 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||18 mi / 29 km|
| Trailhead:||Swift creek trailhead. 3500 ft / 1066 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Skis, Ski Poles|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
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