Ascent of Akamina Ridge on 2015-08-15

Climber: Joe Carroll

Others in Party:Johann Schelesnak -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Akamina Ridge
    Elevation:8465 ft / 2580 m

Ascent Trip Report

We then turned back and found the Akamina ridge trail, which we followed for a while. There were absolutely no views and the wind was strong. The fog did not lift when we got to the highest point. We first stopped at a small cairn, which wasn't actually the high point, but we then found the real cairn ten meters further up. we made our way down quickly and the fog was gone, once we were at the turnoff towards Wall Lake. Since it was foggy the whole time up on Akamina ridge, we had no view and hurried back down to enjoy a long lunch at beautiful Wall Lake. The rest of the trail was easy and almost seven hours later we were back at the car. We saw some partridges along the trail, and overall it was a successful hike to complete the Triple Crown challenge with less than favorable conditions.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2369 ft / 722 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2995 ft / 912 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Very Windy, White-out Foggy along Akamina Ridge, Low Visibility and high Winds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2369 ft / 722 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Akamina Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Forum Peak  6096 ft / 1858 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2995 ft / 912 m
    Route:Akamina Ridge Turnof
    End Trailhead:5470 ft / 1667 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Forum and Akamina pass

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Forum Peak2015-08-15509 ft / 155 m
2Akamina Ridge2015-08-152369 ft / 722 m
Total Trip Gain: 2878 ft / 877 m    Total Trip Loss: 3881 ft / 1183 m

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