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

More info...

Other ways to help...
 Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
 Post Date:  06/28/2009
 Date Climbed:   06/27/2009
 Posted By:  3mtnlabbie

 Mt. Sherman Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek - great 1st of the season climb.   

We started out nice an early before the sun hit the 12,000' fence where a lot of people started to park.
Image
Image

Me ready for a nice cold day
Image

A beautiful view of the mine shaft from the small lake and nothing beyond that because of cloud cover
Image

A quickly melting snow wall that was necessary to climb through as the regular route was still not visible
Image

The five of us at the summit with some obvious cloud cover. It was EXTREMELY COLD and windy from basically the saddle to the summit. There were people with no gloves and a few with shorts on and I think they were a few screws short upstairs if you get what I mean. It was 35 at the warmest but with the wind and exposure is was extremely cold. With all our gear on my hands were still numb.
Image

Today was Miss Casidy‘s first 14er and summit! This is her taking in the amazing views as some of the cloud cover borke.
Image

A view from the ridge heading back down and folks off in the distance getting ready to glissade down the parts they could as the snow is starting to melt.
Image

My awesome trip glissading down!
Image

My husband's GPS said he hit 10mph on his butt!
Image

Saturday was a great day. There were a lot of people headed up on our way down. The later in the morning it got, the warmer it was. It was still VERY windy at the summit. The melt off didn't cause any problems and the glissading was a special treat to say the least! A great first of the season climb!



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (1)
Sunny1

Hey, I saw you guys yesterday!     2010-11-30 10:20:26
Congrats all on the summit!
It was cold and windy and quite socked in (cloudy) early. I needed hand warmers!! (so it wasn‘t me in the shorts or bikini )
It was kind of a "mystery" hike until it cleared on our descent.
Added Sheridan, too.
Turned into a gorgeous 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.