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Ascent of Mount Lyell on 1964-07-19

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Murray Brush
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 19, 1964
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lyell
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13114 ft / 3997 m

Ascent Trip Report

Murray and I camped at Tuolumne Meadows Friday night. after driving up from Berkeley. We had decided not to subject ourselves to the rigors of a very long day's climb, we enjoyed an easy hike down the John Muir Trail along the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River to overnight at the Lyell Base Camp.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4854 ft / 1479 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4854 ft / 1479 m
    Round-Trip Distance:28 mi / 45.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Good
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4854 ft / 1479 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:via JMT, Lyell Base Camp, Lyell glacier
    Start Trailhead:JMT TH  8260 ft / 2517 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4854 ft / 1479 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Same
    End Trailhead:JMT TH  8260 ft / 2517 m



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