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 Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
Mt. Cameron  -  14,238 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,286 feet
Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
 Post Date:  08/03/2009 Modified: 08/05/2009
 Date Climbed:   08/01/2009
 Posted By:  apex14er

 Democrat et al: COLD and Windy Saturday   

Arrived at Kite Lake around 6 pm Friday night. The temperature was starting to drop as I set up camp.

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Some nice sunset photos of Cameron and Bross from across Kite.

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The camp.

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The parking lot which would be jammed the next day. (All showed only to get frozen above 13k.)

I woke up to a splitting altitude headache and nature's theater at its best. See below:

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Then for the frozen ascent...just look at that frozen mug! Blueberry teeth to boot.

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Underdressed for the entire thing. It was extremely windy and cold: 30-40 mph winds, 25-40 degrees F windchill. And I am probably underestimating.

All on August 1, 2009. About a four hour loop for four summits. My arms didn't come back to life until the extremely hot shower in Breckenridge.



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  • Comments or Questions (2)
BAUMGARA


Yup     2009-08-03 17:26:48
Yeah I was up on Bross at about 8:30 on 08/01 and experienced the same conditions, I‘d have to say the wind chill was about 20 degrees.


skier25


unnatural     2009-08-06 15:46:30
It seems that these mountains have had an unnaturally exceptional snow year. LOTS of snow. And more snow in July I guess now. Man!



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