Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

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Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby J and G » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:51 pm

Looking for a climber or two interested in summiting Harvard with a young beginner couple from Texas. This will be our 4th 14er, but first summit attempt in the winter. Weather didnt work out last time. My wife and I will probably stay on the mountain a few nights and would enjoy some company.
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby J and G » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:02 pm

I bet if our schedules worked out. From where? we'll be coming north from Santa Fe Friday and plan on taking my 4wd as far as it will take us...
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby giarcd » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:05 am

March 18,19 and 20th should be a very helpful and informative weekend to learn more of winter climbs----I'll be there :roll:
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby Brian C » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:35 am

Are you going to backpack in and camp up high?
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby J and G » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:56 am

I was thinking of camping at the summer trail head on the 18th, treeline on the 19th and summiting and returning on the 20th if the weather looks good. Would love some other climbers with a little more winter experience nearby.

Thoughts?

Takers?

Giarcd... Did you mean to say February or are you going up in March?
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby hollamby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:15 am

Do you have previous winter background?

My guess willl be you will be breaking trail to the summit so be ready for a harder hike. You on skis or snowshoes?

Is there a particular reason for choosing hardvard?

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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby hollamby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:15 am

Sorry delete.
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby J and G » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:27 am

Not much winter experience. Just skiing.

We made an attempt at Harvard on this past new years eve, and learned a little that time. We tweaked some gear picks and would like to try it again. Wouldnt necessarily have to be Harvard though. We climbed Elbert, Massive and la plata so Harvard is in Line.

We are on snowshoes.

Thanks,

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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby hollamby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:49 am

Well I wish you luck. Seems like you are seattled on climbing because it's in line. I think that you are going to have a hard time. Reason I say that is bbEcause there is going to be a lot of snow and unless you are taking sled yoou are going to have a lot of gear on your back. Deep snow aheavy gear and snowshoes can be fun.

make sure that you check caic for Ava conditions. I'm not the best person to comment on hardard Ava Conditions

Wish ya good weather, think about a bail plan for a differet group, like heading up to kite lake or something like that.

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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby J and G » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:07 am

10-4 and thanks
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby Brian C » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:31 pm

I feel like I have plans that weekend but can't remember so this could work. I'll talk to my wife and see if she'd like to come along too. We both work on the 18th but have 19-21 off. Ideally I'd like to hike in and set up high camp on 19th. Could potentially get both Harvard an Columbia. Hmmm.....
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Re: Join us on Harvard Feb 18/19/20

Postby J and G » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:27 pm

We have the 21st off as well, and we are taking off Friday to make the Drive. We could potentially add another night and peel out on the 21st. We had planned to bag Harvard and Columbia last time but we are determined to at least get one! If the weather and avy conditions dont pan out, then we wont go but I'm hoping for the best.

Our first trip was basically planned to be this one but we bailed after severe weather:
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/587500/harvard-columbia-in-winter-jekyll-hyde.html

I Dont have a sled, but could look into it. Thoughts on an itenirary? we would love to hit both peaks but need to leave mid day on the 21st at the latest. Feel free to email direct. We could meet at treeline on the 19th or figure out something.

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