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 Peak:  Mt. Princeton (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  lackerstef
 Date of Information:  10/13/2011
 Date Posted:  10/13/2011
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Climbed solo on Mt. Princeton today for a third try. Last week, storms were rolling in. Yesterday, 'Alpinegoat' (Arvind) and I tried and were blown off the mountain after passing the "ridge crest" described in the Bill's route. Today, totally different story. I was not only the only person on the mountain, but conditions were amazing. A couple of gusts at the ridge crest, and that was IT. The snow covers some of the route but actually makes the talus slopes easier in my opinion. Here is a video from the summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udhK91xvDo8


Photos (click for slideshow):
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  • Comments or Questions (4)
Alpinegoat

Third time is the charm .     2011-10-14 19:49:39
Glad you were able to make it.


lackerstef


Thanks!     2011-10-14 20:02:47
Thank you, it was a great day. I do not, however, want to hike on Mt. Princeton road for a while... 3 times on that gets a bit redundant. I am glad we had a good try despite the wind. Were you able to make it to Quandry?


Alpinegoat

Yup!!     2011-10-15 17:38:46
Made it to Quandary and to Grays the next day. Gray's would have been more fun if I had traction. Was icy and was using my poles as brakes / crutches.


lackerstef


Great to hear!     2011-10-15 20:56:38
Glad you got them in! The weather has been amazing in the last couple of days. I was up on Harvard and Columbia today with PERFECT conditions!



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