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Ascent of Alta Peak on 2016-05-07

Climber: Mike Elliott

Date:Saturday, May 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alta Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11204 ft / 3414 m

Ascent Trip Report

Early ascent up Alta. Ran into very heavy snow pack at Mehrten meadow. Went up southwest chute - class 3. Crampons and Ice axe needed. Very steep to summit. Dangerous coming down chute in icy conditions. Light snow off and on.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Trail to sw chute
Descent Statistics



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