Ascent to Mount Nebo-Above top of Champagne Couloir on 2016-05-21

Climber: Donovan Lynch

Date:Saturday, May 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Nebo - Above top of Champagne Couloir
    Elevation:11889 ft / 3623 m
    Remaining Elevation:39 ft / 12 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Successfully climbed to the top of Champagne Couloir. However, t ridgeurned back about 40 vertical feet from summit due to high wind gusts, fog, and an apparent large cornice on the summit. Great ski down the couloir. Snow was firm, but edged well. Couloir was protected from the wind. Despite the summit denial, an awesome ascent and even better ski descent.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Champagne Couloir
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles

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