Ascent of Uncompahgre Peak on 2003-07-26

Climber: Fred Newman

Date:Saturday, July 26, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Uncompahgre Peak
    Elevation:14309 ft / 4361 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first 14er. Camped around 11000' in Matterhorn Creek and took the long cross country route from the west to the Uncompahgre standard route just prior to the standard afternoon thunderstorm. On the descent I became hypothermic and bonked, insisting on stopping for a trailside nap that only made my headache worse. Turns out you need to eat and hydrate at this elevation, be in shape, and not wear cotton. My hiking companions practically dragged me back down to the car. Tough day.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Route:South Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Matterhorn Creek  
Descent Statistics

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