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 Peak(s):  La Plata Peak  -  14,336 feet
 Post Date:  03/19/2012
 Date Climbed:   03/17/2012
 Posted By:  semitrueskerm

 The La Plata Redemption   

Some days, you have it....some days you don't.
Last month, I didn't have it and La Plata chewed me up and spit me out.
It had nothing to do with weather or any other outside factors... I simply got gassed.

Four weeks of training made all the difference. It didn't hurt that there's been a pretty big snow melt in the mountains since mid-February.

This was a solo winter ascent in very non-winter like conditions.
There's little I can add to the video below.

It was nice to meet so many people along the climb! A great way to spend St. Patty's Day!



 


  • Comments or Questions (7)
BostonBD


Cool Video     2012-03-19 06:44:23
I was on my way down and met you around 12,500. I found some Yak Trax and left them on a stick near the trench just before entering the trees. Hopefully whoever lost them was able to get them on the way out. Bernie


kansas


Nice Video TR     2012-03-19 07:08:41
This is a great way to show conditions on the entire route.

The group of 4 you ran into on the summit was Kevin Baker, USAKeller, bergsteigen, and I.


semitrueskerm


Thanks!     2012-03-19 07:45:25
Right on, Kansas. We met last fall at the gathering. Sorry I didn't recognize you, bro. Thanks for snapping a few photos. Hope you enjoyed my huffing and puffing on the video. Next time, I'll bring the Chub!


USAKeller


Helmet cam     2012-03-19 11:32:10
You were the solo dude with the GoPro?!

This was our group as kansas mentioned:


semitrueskerm


Great Photo!     2012-03-19 11:53:39
Ah, yes. The Fishhook. Well done!


kushrocks


Nice     2012-03-19 12:50:27
Sweet video


Kevin Baker



helmet cam     2012-03-22 20:09:07
Nice vid, Mr. Helmet Cam! I must admit USA Keller and I were wondering who you were talking to on that last push to the summit, but we figured out you had a helmet cam. Congrats on 14er #34!



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