Ascent to Colchuck Peak-8500 on 2018-05-05
|Others in Party:||Chris Liebeck|
|Date:||Saturday, May 5, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Colchuck Peak - 8500|
| Elevation:||8705 ft / 2653 m|
Ascent Trip ReportRoad closed, backpacked 4 miles to trail head. Camped and started ascent at 3am. Post holing in wet sloppy snow that continued until ascent of coulier. Easy kick stepping. A storm rolled in during early afternoon. Started scramble up to colchuck, even worse post holing and mini avalanches. Made it within 100 feet of summit, but complete white out. Turned back, glissaded and punch stepped down back to post holing nightmare. Got to camp, gathered gear and road walked last 4 miles. Was 16 hours or moving time. Will be back once trail snow has melted out.
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