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Date Tuesday  3/21/2017
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Atlantic Peak*
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ken Yaphe
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 2900
Driving Distance 140


The trip is up Atlantic Peak (between Pacific Peak and Fletcher) from the west side, Mayflower Gulch, as presented in David Cooper's Snow Climbs book. 

Meet at Wooly Mamoth across form the gas station for a 6am departure time.

Parking lot on east side of road, about 17.5 miles north of the middle of Leadville on Hwy 91.

For more info Contact

Ken Yaphe



The trip is called out to be about 5.4 miles RT with 2900' of elevation to a summit of 13841'.  

Required gear: snowshoes, ice axe, Avalanche Gear (shovel, probe, beacon) and knowledge on how to conduct a companion rescue.  Although it is not anticipated that we will be directly exposed to avalanche terrain, the trip does take us into avalanche country so bringing equipment is out of an abundance of caution if inadvertenly exposed.

Crampons may be required depending on weather patterns leading up to the climb. I will provide update prior to the climb.

Expect winter conditions - windy and cold temps - so dress accordingly.

Significant snowfall immediately prior to this climb would likely result in its cancellation. However, I will have an enjoyable back up (TBD) prepared on the same date as an alternative.

Here is some good beta:







 This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write the Bobcats at