Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2017-06-04

Climber: Dustin Wittmier

Date:Sunday, June 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Elevation:10497 ft / 3199 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was done as a two-day trip. Day 1 we followed the Whitewater Trail to Jefferson Park Trail and onto the Jefferson Park Glacier to a camp at 8100'. This section was done predominantly on skis. The next day we again started on skis, eventually ditching them at the base of the North Ridge, where we each pulled out an ice tool to supplement our mountaineering axes. The ascent to the final scramble ridge is simple and easy to navigate, steep snow. The summit ridge proper was all rime ice, that was quite styrafoamy. We essentially soloed it up and down, occasionally setting a belay with pickets that may or may not have stopped a fall (psychological anchors). The ski out was icy, but still fun.

The GPX file included is a combination of the approach to camp and summit day ascent. The statistics listed in the "Up" section are for the entire trip, as I did not break it down between ascent and descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7654 ft / 2332 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1157 ft / 352 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7654 ft / 2332 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6497 ft / 1980 m; Extra: 1157 ft / 352m
    Loss on way in:1157 ft / 352 m
    Distance:14.5 mi / 23.4 km
    Start Trailhead:4000 ft / 1219 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dustin Wittmier
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