Peak:  Mt. Elbert (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  FatBaxter
 Date of Info:  01/27/2013
 Date Posted:  01/28/2013

Made it to tree line before severe winds turned us back. Wind driven new snow was quickly obscuring the trail. The summit was completely obscured by hurricane-level winds

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1

 Comments or Questions

01/28/2013 20:19
What gear did you need? Snowshoes, spikes, axe? I know new snow is expected in the next couple days so the required gear could change.

Also, any idea if this is the only accessible Elbert TH right now? Is North Elbert TH open?


01/28/2013 20:33
We used micro spikes only- some minor deep snow at treeline could have warrented carrying shoes up to this point. With the amount of new snow predicted I think snowshoes will be in order. No idea about any other TH


02/02/2013 21:10
From where on the route was that picture taken? Trying to familiarize myself the landscape before an upcoming attempt...

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