Support 14ers.com
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...
 Peak(s):  Sunlight Peak  -  14,059 feet
Windom Peak  -  14,082 feet
 Post Date:  07/31/2011
 Date Climbed:   07/20/2011
 Posted By:  Markwise

 Chicagoans on Sunlight and Windom       

My group and I did the entire Chicago Basin group during a stay from 7/19 to 7/21. LTWitte, my brother, has already made his own trip report with some great write-up. I'm sharing my own report link to my blog as a supplement to his as I have an entire assortment of photos and YouTube videos documenting the trip. I invite you to check it out and I hope it is useful to others.

http://hiking.polarhaven.net/hike.php?id=73



Here is one of my favorite panoramas from this trip from Sunlight's summit (its a big file so its linking to Picasa)



Here are some basic photos in case you don't hit the link that will give the basic trail beta:

Image
The tracks to Sunlight and Windom split and are visible in the snow here. Snow was easy to pass on.


Image
Another look at the upper basin below Sunlight/Windom


Image
A look up the scree gully to Sunlight


Image
From the notch on Sunlight looking ahead. Some snow, but not an issue


Image
Summit photo at Sunlight


Image
A look at the traverse area between Sunlight and Windom. Snow hard to avoid. May want ice ax just in case


Image
A look ahead at the remaining climb to the Windom/Peak 18 Saddle


Image
A look at the Windom summit block area



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (2)
djkest


Nice     2011-08-09 14:08:47
Nice trip report. Did you jump up to the top of Sunlight on the blocks?


Markwise


Sunlight Blocks     2011-08-09 14:57:52
I decided no on the summit blocks. My brother went up. I'd watched Youtube vids dozens of times and seen all the photos and knew what to expect ... and it still was amazing, and overwhelming. Didn't feel it that day.



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2014 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.