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Date Saturday  4/8/2017
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Atlantic Peak
Start Time 4:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Sheryl Lampert
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 2900
Driving Distance 140

Location

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 4:30am departure time.

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



For more info Contact

Sheryl Lampert

sheryl.lampert@gmail.com

cell: 781-330-1913



Details

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, helmet, 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. Bring microspikes at a minimum. I will provide update prior to the climb.



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



Here is some good beta:   



http://blog.climbergirl.com/2014/01/19/mountaineering-atlantic-peak-13941-ft/



https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=201307282010543&type=13ers



http://www.summitpost.org/atlantic-peak-west-ridge-2-26-2012/778874



 



 



 



 



 




Notes

Windy day on the ridge with gust enough to knock a person over. Temperatures and snow conditions were excellent.